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Briggs & Stratton 16kW Standby Generator System (200A Service Disconnect + AC Shedding)

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Model: 40401
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Airooled Standby Generators
16 kW
Rated Watts
120/240 Single-Phase

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Fully Automatic Operation - Includes Automatic Transfer Switch

16kW (LP) /14.4kW (NG) Automatic Start Power Generator
Runs off LP or Natural Gas - no gas cans to fill and store

993cc Briggs & Stratton V-Twin Commercial Grade Vanguard Engine
Provides years of long lasting, reliable standby power

ACCM-II Power Control Module Transfer Switch (2 x 4-Ton AC)
Computer controlled load management power switching
Expand your generators range by prioritizing powered circuits

Galvanneal Steel Enclosure
Automotive rust proofing paint process reduces corrosion

Front Air Ventilation
Pushes engine exhaust out the front, away from the home

Flexible Placement (Please Verify Local Building Codes)
Tested against tough National Fire Protection Agency standards
Can be placed as close as 18 from structure

200-Amp Service Entrance Rated Automatic Transfer Switch (71046)
Offers ability to power all circuits without a sub-panel
Rated at 200-Amps @ 240-Volts (NEMA 3R)

Turnkey Extras: Auto Battery Charger & Hour Meter

Industry Leading 5-Year Parts, Labor & Travel Warranty
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
993 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Product Specs
120/240 Single-Phase
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
16000 Watts
Rated Watts
16000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
14000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
16000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
163 (BTU: 163,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
244 (BTU: 244,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1.97 (BTU: 178,778 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
3.14 (BTU: 284,955 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
67 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
68.4 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Included)
Transfer Switch Amperage
Not Included (540 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
2 x 4-Tons
Mounting Pad
Steel (Included)
Transfer Switch Style
Service Disconnect
ATS Load Prioritizing
Sold Separately
ATS Load Shedding
ATS Service Disconnect
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Made in USA
484 Pounds
Product Length
50.5 Inches
Product Width
32.9 Inches
Product Height
31 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
  1 Question
Q: how big of a lp tank do you need for a 16kw
by John Shelley from Maryland on July 05, 2013

A: 200 gallon minimum would be a recommended size. However, sizing is going to be based on usage and your local temperatures as they can affect propane containers.

We recommend consulting with a certified propane dealer and the required fuel information he needs can be found under the specs link on the manufacturers downloadable spec sheet.

by Mike, Product Expert

Briggs & Stratton 40401 Reviews & Ratings
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Arnie L.
Smithville, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Generator
It arrived before I thought it would, Very cool, unpacked and put in place, all good, The wiring was simple, for me! I'm an Electronic Engineer, thought the schematics were simple. READ THE DIRECTIONS!, IT SAID IT HAD A WIRE THAT CAME WITH THE UNIT, it didn't. and the wire from the generator for the main feed to the switch gear I used was to big for the connections but I made it work, I found the wiring and hook up was simple. and the generator is working great, bleed the propane and it started... more
Arnie Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Hello Arnie!

Thank you so much for your review - looks like you're well on your way to being the envy of the neighborhood the next time the power goes out.

Make sure you follow a regular maintenance schedule and you'll never have to worry about losing power again!

Best Regards,

The Briggs & Stratton Standby Team
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Arnie L.
Smithville, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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Happy Generator
It works great, there was a bad accident taking out our electricity for 6 hours and the generator worked very well. We had coffee and watched tv, while the neighbors were walking around with flashlights.
Arnie Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Bruce S.
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Works Great!
I had a 13k before and this unit is way better!! Within a week of it being installed the power went out and it firred up and had the house going within 15 secs. It's very smooth running and quiet compared to my old unit!! I would recommend this unit to anyone, it's that good :)
Bruce Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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