Briggs & Stratton has introduced the P4500 PowerSmart Series inverter generator. According to a press release, the new unit is equipped with CO Guard carbon monoxide shutdown technology designed to shut down the generator if harmful levels of CO accumulate in the generator’s operating area.

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. A push-button electric start turns on the Briggs & Stratton 224cc engine to deliver 4,500 starting watts and 3,700 running watts. Its multifunctional digital display panel allows operators to monitor power usage, fuel level and run time.

Four household 120-volt outlets, one 120-volt 30-amp RV outlet, and two USB adaptors offer the operator flexibility to power a combination of lights, kitchen appliances, and smart devices. Innovative inverter technology automatically adjusts the engine speed to lower the noise level and reduce fuel consumption. The P4500 also features Quiet Power Technology and is backed by a three-year limited warranty5.

Briggs & Stratton’s patent-pending CO Guard technology monitors the presence of carbon monoxide and will shut down the generator if harmful levels accumulate in the generator’s operating area. An LED light display on the unit will alert the user of the shutdown trigger, and a nearby instruction decal will provide guidance on next steps. Operators will not be able to continue with normal power until CO Guard’s sensor has determined the presence of CO has diminished.

The new P4500 is now available at select retailers.