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Milbank launches new and improved 12kW home standby generator

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 13, 2015 – Milbank is pleased to announce the launch of its new 12kW home standby generator. Installed on residential properties to provide backup power in the event of an outage, the new 12kW model provides homeowners with a smaller, quieter and more powerful generator solution.

Some of the many improvements to the 12kW model include a significant decrease in sound decibel rating as well as a front exhaust, which allows for flexible placement as 12kWclose as 18 inches from the home*. Its engine has been replaced with the trusted Briggs & Stratton Vanguard™ engine, and its AGM battery replaced by an easier-to-maintain lead acid battery. The new model also boasts one of the smallest footprints and lowest weights in the industry in its kW size.

“The 12kW model has consistently been one of our top selling home standby generators because of its ability to utilize whole-house power management when accompanied with our SynapSwitch™ automatic transfer switch,” said Chris Buelow, general manager of Milbank’s PowerGen™ division. “The redesign and accompanying advancements will only enhance this product line and our overall portfolio.”

When paired with the SynapSwitch™, one of Milbank’s intelligent automatic transfer switches, the 12kW generator can provide homeowners with managed, whole-house power. Rather than powering limited, pre-selected circuits determined during installation, whole-house power management allows the generator to manage electrical loads based on priority or size.

“Milbank constantly looks for ways to improve our products and services, and we’re confident that the new 12kW home standby generator will make life easier not only for homeowners, but also for the technicians installing and servicing the product in the field,” said Buelow.

*Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards, laws, regulations and provided installation manual. Running engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas so it is important to keep exhaust gas away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or crawl spaces. The installation manual contains specific instructions related to generator placement in addition to NFPA 37, including the requirement that carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in your home.

About Milbank
Milbank designs and builds solutions that move power for the residential, commercial, industrial, utility and transportation sectors. Milbank combines more than 85 years of expertise in electrical engineering, design and production with a commitment to develop and implement sustainable, integrated power solutions. Milbank’s portfolio includes electric metering systems, energy management solutions, enclosed controls and standby and portable power. A third-generation, family-owned business, Milbank is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, please visit