House generators come in many different guises, the Briggs & Stratton G80 8kW backup generator is neat and compact. The professional 570cc Vanguard™ engine provides standby power with durability for the whole house and can be fully automated. The Briggs & Stratton G80 generator is an 8kW system, suitable for small to medium-sized homes. Furthermore, the G80 is highly economical running on Natural Gas (NG) or Liquid Propane (LPG). Plus, there is no nasty diesel or petrol emissions to pollute the environment.
The compact design of the G80 makes it ideal for convenient placement outside the home or office. The galvannealed steel enclosure provides sturdy, full weather protection, ensuring longevity of the backup generator.
Power Rating of The Briggs & Stratton G80
It has a rated power of 8kW LPG / 6.5KW NG with a rated current (Amps) of 34.8 LPG / 28.3 NG. Fuel consumption is surprising low at just 3.14 (m3/h) NG and 2.23 (kg/h) LPG @ 50% load.
There is an optional 100 Amps Automated Transfer Switch (240V) to make the G80 fully automated. You will need this to ensure the generator starts automatically when there is a power outage (mains failure).
There is a digital control panel on the Briggs & Stratton G80 for full operational control. It features an hour meter, alerts codes, and provides a weekly exerciser for the generator plus more besides.
What Is a Backup Generator?
In simple terms, a backup (standby) generator is permanently installed outside your home or business by a licensed supplier. It is connected to the natural gas supply (NG) or liquid propane (LPG) providing continuous power in a power outage or blackout.
How Does a Backup Generator Work?
Continuously at the ready, the system senses when mains power goes down. Within seconds, the automatic transfer switch (optional extra) seamlessly transfers the electrical circuits and appliances to backup power. Once the generator senses the mains power is back online, power reverts to mains supply and the standby generator is shut down until needed the next time.