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Briggs & Stratton Elite Series Generator 6200 Watt 11 HP ES #30242 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • 6250 Running Watts with 8750 surge wattage.
  • Electric Start
  • PowerSurge alternator provides extra surge wattage to start multiple motor driven tools or appliances simultaneously
  • Lo-Tone muffler keeps noise levels to a minimum
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
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Wattage 8750 Watts 7000 Watts 6000 Watts 8000 Watts
Voltage Information not provided 120 Volts 120 Volts 120 Volts
Length 32.5 inches 34.75 inches 28.7 inches 34.75 inches
Height 24 inches 26.75 inches 25.3 inches 26.75 inches
Width 18.5 inches 23 inches 18.4 inches 23 inches
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  • Product Dimensions: 32.5 x 18.5 x 24 inches ; 198 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 190 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0009VF62C
  • Item model number: 030242
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,271 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

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With 6,200 running watts and 8,750 starting watts of reliable electrical power, the Briggs & Stratton's 6,200-watt 11-horsepower portable generator has you covered when the grid doesn't. Powered by an 11-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV Engine that is engineered to give you longer life, longer running time and reduced noise, this portable generator offers up to 13 hours of runtime when operated at half its output capacity.



Briggs & Stratton generators are built for outstanding performance. View the generator's features in greater detail. See the product specifications.


A powerful 10 HP OHV engine provides extra torque when you need it. Watch the Briggs & Stratton video on torque power.

With five convenient outlets protected from the elements by a durable weather-protected panel, you can easily hook up TV's, stereos, coffee pots, heaters, laptops, and more. An internal power surge alternator will help to give you peace of mind by protecting your valuable electronics.

The generator's 10-inch "never flat" wheels, along with its lightweight 163-pound design, mean that you can easily move this generator as your power needs demand. And the generator's patented Super Silencer muffler eliminates sparking and makes this generator quieter than any in its class, so the conversation inside isn't drowned out by the noisy machine outside.

The Briggs & Stratton OHV engine that powers the generator is designed to provide extra torque that helps the generator deliver higher wattage power so you have stand-by power exactly when you need it. For more information about torque, visit the Briggs & Stratton Web site.

The Briggs & Stratton 030241 portable generator has a 7-gallon fuel capacity and a cast iron cylinder sleeve that combine to ensures long life and reliable power when you need it most. The generator measures 28.1-by-22.7-by-24.25 inches (LxWxH) and is covered by a 2-year limited, manufacturer warranty. Click here to find the Briggs & Stratton service center near you.

From the Manufacturer

Briggs & Stratton manufactures small engines and outdoor power equipment. For 100 years, we've been building the engines that power the equipment people use to get the job done. That's the reason consumers look for the Briggs & Stratton brand when they shop for power equipment. Hurricanes. Ice storms. Wind storms. You've seen the after-effects, entire communities without power. A generator will ensure your family has the power needed when faced with unexpected outages. Two types of generators are available: portable generators and permanently installed home generator systems. Briggs & Stratton Elite Series products have heavy-duty components and features with a longer warranty to back them up. They perform tirelessly around the home, farm or on the job. Outlets include: two NEMA 5-20R 20 Amp outlets and one NEMA L14-30R 30 Amp outlet.

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It runs very quietly for an engine of this size.
B. Cantrell
The float charger keeps the battery well charged and it starts on the first or second try every time.
S. Beck
I highly recommend this little 6200-Watt machine.
Sky

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By K. M. on August 30, 2007
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I've looked long and hard to find a generator that will fit into my budject and project size. A stroke of luck landed me this. I was so happy that I saw the price go down I could barely believe it and was on pins and needles the day that it arrived. The waiting for the freight to arrive was an experience. A semi truck rolls down the street stops at my house pulls out a portable fork truck rolls it to my garage and pulls out again. something to see in a quiet neighborhood. the Assembly was easy enough, my only complaint is that the bracket that holds the rubber feet did not have a hole to bolt into and I had to (per instructions) loosen a vibration mount that attaches to the generator motor to install the rubber hoot bracket. that and the bolts that came with it had to be changed out & replaced with stainless ones for the rubber feet to attach to the bracket. The originals were all wrong for this application, easy enough fix. so after all my boo hoo'ing........wait one more that I forgot...even though on the instruction it says that there is a oil dipstick on the engine......don't believe them and just dump the whole bottle of oil that's included into the motor! after the oil, gas and the minor hook-ups it started with no problems and ran like a dream! I had a pull generator before and that's the last time for that!
I would recommend this for women that don't want to be left in the dark and without means. It has all of the features and is easy to operate. you do not need any special knowledge of mechanics to get the job done. the only thing that might hold you back is the weight....it is darn close to 300 pounds. every bit of it!
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mizer on March 11, 2006
I found the assembly and starting of this model very straightforward. Have only tried to run small appliances thus far but power output seems adequate.
This is a noisy product - It is so noisy I thought something was wrong with the machine! I would estimate the noise output in excess of 100 Decibels. If you live in a built up residential area I doubt you will be able to run this model without receiving noise complaints. Contacted Briggs and Stratton who referd us to Generac who told us their is nothing can be done for the noise. They even state that changing the Muffler will void the warranty. I now find I am going to have to build an enclosure to reduce the noise. This is going to take a lot of time and probably cost me a couple of hundred dollars.
The selling feature that really sold this product was the electric start - which I didn't even use as it started so easily.
I am sorry I didn't go with a smaller power output Honda, which allegedly run around 55 Decibels.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sky TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 16, 2008
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It's actually almost a year and a half since I purchased the Briggs & Stratton 6200-Watt Generator at Amazon. And just as I figured, after making the purchase, we've not lost power for any great length of time that really required powering this baby up...that is until this past weekend. And, man, am I glad I had the generator.

First of all, I have well-water where I live. No power = no water because the pump won't work without power (duh). We had guests this weekend, and with no power for 24 hours, the toilets would have gotten...okay, you get the idea.

Plus it was the weekend, and without the generator the beer would have gotten warm (nooooo!). We have the generator set up to run not only our main refrigerator, but also a mini.

Also on the generator are heat/hot water (oil burner), kitchen lights, living room lights and the wall sockets in the kitchen and living room that include a TV/DVD player. The central air conditioning in my house would be a bit too much for the B & S 6200, so thank goodness it wasn't one of those 95 degree weekends. The 6200 gives you just enough power for the essentials (and a TV!).

The 6200 has an electric starter that's super convenient, but in between uses you might consider completely disconnecting the battery, or charging it every now and then by running the machine or plugging in the float charger that comes with the machine for a day once a month. I did not follow my own advice and had to use the pull start this past weekend, which was simple and effortless...the 6200 started on the first pull.

Update 11/2012: Turned out that the battery was completely dead, and I've used the pull start with no problem ever since I wrote this review 4 years ago.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Terrence Lee on December 12, 2009
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Review update 12/24/09:
After writing to Briggs & Stratton corporate reps, I am receiving one half of the repair price for the carburetor problem described below--more than fair, considering the machine is 18 months out of warranty. My caution about starting the machine EVERY WEEK still applies, though. The rep told me that the manual warns that the generator must be started every week, and it does, but only if you don't add gasoline stabilizer, which I do. With stabilizer, the manual states explicitly (page 20 under "Storage"), the generator is supposed to be good to go, without starting it weekly, for 24 months.
I'm not disparaging the machine or the company. But I, and the repairman who has had a lot of experience with the Nikkei carburetor on the machine, agree that B&S could do more to either improve the carburetor or, at the least, get out the word that, even with gasoline stabilizer, the machine needs to be started... frequently. The alternative is to put the machine into deep storage, according to the manual: "Run the engine until it stops from lack of fuel." This may be the better option. I don't know.

I've had the generator for 3 1/2 years and, up until two weeks ago, it pull-started and ran well--but the battery was dead, despite the trickle / float charger. During our last storm, I wheeled it out of the garage and ran it 20 minutes. Two hours later, when we lost power, I couldn't get it started. Even with fresh fuel with stabilizer, the gas in the bowl of the carburetor will varnish.
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