Briggs & Stratton develops RV generator

Freeman Staff

May 1, 2019

The new P4500 Powersmart Series Inverter Generator from Briggs & Stratton for RVs.
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MILWAUKEE — In a response to RV enthusiast complaints about noisy onboard generators, Milwaukee- based Briggs & Stratton has created a generator that is efficient and quieter.

The company announced on Tuesday the creation of the new Briggs & Stratton P4500 PowerSmart Series inverter generator. The new unit is equipped with CO Guard Carbon Monoxide Shutdown technology, an industry-leading technology designed to shut down the generator if harmful levels of CO accumulate in the generator’s operating area.

“Avid RV travelers told us they’re not happy with current on-board generators because they’re very loud and use a lot of fuel,” said Michael Fritz, senior global product manager for Briggs & Stratton portable power, in a statement. “That same group told us that they are impressed by the quietness of the P4500, which runs 60% quieter than a standard generator. It also provides up to 16 hours of runtime and produces the power of a typical 30A campground utility connection.”

Engineered to be compact, lightweight, and quiet, the new P4500 inverter generator has a protective hard shell to safeguard the unit from dirt and debris, never-go-flat wheels, and a telescoping handle to make it easier to move around. A push-button electric start turns on the Briggs & Stratton 224cc engine to deliver 4500 starting watts and 3700 running watts.

The new P4500 is now available at select retailers.