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Briggs and Stratton 60kW Whole House Power Home Standby Generator 76160

  • Commercial-grade generators bring professional performance and design to homeowners
  • Ideal for extra large-sized and luxury homes our commercial grade units allows you to meet the power needs of all of life's luxuries
  • Automatically powers your home in seconds after sensing a power outage with (ATS)
  • More fuel efficient, quieter and durable GM Vortec engine
  • Galvanneal steel provides years of rust-resistant, outdoor protection perfect for extreme weather conditions
  • 4 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty

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Details and Specifications


For the largest of homes and luxurious residences, the Briggs & Stratton 60 kilowatt, liquid-cooled standby generator will supply emergency backup power whenever the utility company power fails.

If you're looking for the peace of mind that standby power provides, you can count on the more than 100 years of Briggs & Stratton experience behind the 76160 whole-house generator to supply emergency power for all your home's critical needs, life's necessities, and all the luxuries. These standby generators are a permanently-installed solution to power outages, and combined with an automatic transfer switch, they require no human intervention and will start and run within seconds of sensing an outage. At home, on vacation or at work, standby generators start and run to keep your home supplied with electrical power.

With a four-year, parts and labor limited warranty, Briggs & Stratton standby generators stand at the top along with the best in the industry.

Engine

Reliable GM Vortec, 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engines power the 76160 liquid-cooled standby generators. Running at just 1800 RPM, the engine operates at half the speed of many standby generators for less wear and greater reliability. Slower running speeds mean better fuel economy, quieter operation, and longer life. Quiet operation also means a more neighborhood friendly operation.

The engine uses pressurized oil lubrication, similar to an automobile engine. The unit's controller constantly monitors engine speed, temperature and oil pressure, and shuts the engine down if sensors indicate conditions could damage the engine.

Fuel Choices

Briggs & Stratton ships the 76160 to run on natural gas (NG). Changing the unit to run on LP gas (propane) is a simple procedure easily performed during installation.

Expect fuel usage to vary as the electrical load varies. At half-load, the 76160 will use about 5.2 gallons of LP gas per hour, or about 463 cubic feet of NG per hour. Altitude and ambient temperature also affect performance and fuel consumption. Electrical loads vary continuously, so fuel usage also varies continuously.

Backup Power

When operating on LP gas, the 60kW standby generator is capable of producing a continuous 60,000 watts of power, or 55,000 watts of power on natural gas.

Voltage regulation and frequency control are managed by the controller for a constant voltage at 60hz. This generator supplies clean power that rivals that supplied the electric utility, making it perfect for powering sensitive devices like computers.

This standby generator requires an automatic transfer switch (sold separately) for independent operation to supply power for the entire home. The transfer switch senses a power outage and signals the generator to start. After the generator is running, it switches the house to generator power within seconds after the outage occurs.

Patented Air Conditioning Control Modules (ACCM) store the starting wattage requirements of air conditioners to ensure the power needed to start them is available before they allow them to start. A built in delay between starts allows pressure to bleed off, reducing starting power and the load on the generator to ensure your home is cool and comfortable, even in the midst of a hot, humid heat wave.

Appearance

These standby whole house power generators from Briggs & Stratton have all-metal, galvanneal steel enclosures to meet fire safety codes and provide corrosion resistance for years of service, even in corrosive coastal environments. The 60kW standby generator stands about 100 inches wide, 40 inches deep and 42 inches high and mounts on a prepared concrete pad. Produces about 62dBs of noise―less than most central air conditioner units.

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Warranty Information

Manufactures Limited Warranty: 4 Years Parts and Labor

Product Specifications

Model
Model Number 76160
Manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
Made In USA Yes
Rated Watts 60kW LP/55kW NG
Rated Amps 250 LP/229 NG
Voltage 120/240V Single Phase
A/C Ton Rating 2 - 5 Ton
Enclosure Galvanneal Steel
UL Listed Yes
Decibel Rating 66 dbA @ 23 ft.
Features
Starting System Electric Start/Automatic
Low Oil Alert Yes
Hour Meter Yes
Battery Requirement 12Volt-650CCA-55 Amp-Hour
Mounting Pad Requires a Prepared Site
Product Weight 2200 lbs
Dimensions (Inches) 98.4L x 39.5W x 44.5H
Engine
Engine Brand GM Vortec
Engine Size 5.7L
Engine RPM 1800
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Alternator
Alternator Type Brushless
Frequency 60 Hz
Auto Voltage Regulation Yes
Fuel
Fuel Type LP/NG
NG Power Capacity 55Kw
LP Power Capacity 60Kw
NG Consumption @ Full Load 788 cu.ft/hr
NG Consumption @ 1/2 Load 463 cu.ft/hr
LP Consumption @ Full Load 9.0 gal/hr
LP Consumption @ 1/2 Load 5.2 gal/hr
Transfer Switch
Transfer Switch Model Sold Separately
Warranty Information
Consumer Warranty 4 Year Limited Parts and Labor
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