Briggs & Stratton unveils first inverter generator for home backup
At more than 60 % quieter (As tested per ISO3744 sound power standard when compared to standard generator 030607), 30 % lighter and 45 percent more compact than a standard generator (Versus a standard generator 030607), the new Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator (Per ANSI/PGMA G300-2015) introduces category-changing innovations to the generator market. Its fully-enclosed, impact-resistant shell significantly reduces noise and its lightweight compact design answers unmet needs among generator owners.
The innovation behind the Q6500 was a collaborative effort between the Global Engines & Power Group and Global Turf & Consumer Product Group at Briggs & Stratton. A recent study by the outdoor power equipment manufacturer uncovered quieter operation, improved fuel efficiency and lower weight were among the top six unmet needs of generator shoppers (Proprietary research conducted for Briggs & Stratton by Relevation Research). The Q6500’s integrated engine and alternator configuration reduces overall weight and space, and simplifies airflow, allowing for complete enclosure which results in lower noise.
- 306cc integrated engine/alternator allows for big power without the weight and bulk
- Up to 14 hour run time at 25 % load
- Impact-resistant shell encloses an all-steel frame for additional noise reduction and protection
- Lightweight design and telescoping handle for effortless storage and maneuverability
- Four GFCI 120V-20A outlets, one 120V-240V locking outlet and two USB outlets
- 6500 starting watts (Starting Watts is the maximum current that can momentarily be supplied when starting a motor, multiplied by the generator's rated voltage) delivers enough power to keep essential appliances and electronics up and running (If connecting a portable generator into your home electrical system, have a licensed electrician install an Emergency Manual Power Transfer System)
- Muffler and balancer minimises noise