Briggs & Stratton 6500w Inverter Generator

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Product Description

The Q6500 QuietPower Series Inverter Generator by Briggs & Stratton takes portable power generation to the next level. Inverter technology makes it safer for sensitive electronics and computer controlled technology supplies smooth, steady power – and adjusts engine speed accordingly to suit your power needs and save fuel.

This is the generator you need if you're looking to run anything from a mobile food van, coffee cart, small business back-up and home back-up.

The Q6500 can also be used with the Manual Transfer Switch pack from Briggs and Stratton, for easy home back-up instalation with a qualified electrician.
The Briggs & Stratton Q6500 inverter generator is a great generator to run your recreational vehicle, or for backup power at home. Also used for small events and mobile business requirements, along with DIY or work site applications. 
Key Features:
  • Easy start
  • 25%, 50%, 75% & 100% Load Display lights for easy monitoring
  • 1 x 230V (32 amp), 2 x 230V (15amp) outlets
  • Inbuilt fuel gauge
  • 2 x USB charging ports
  • Bluetooth enabled with Android/Iphone app for monitoring of fuel, run time, servicing and online user manuals
  • Variable RPM engine automatically adjusts to wattage needs
  • ‘Peace of mind’ with 3 year limited warranty and a National network of parts and service agents
Inverter Technology

Produces smoother power for sensitive electronics such as laptops and gaming systems.


Via Bluetooth, relays important generator performance and maintenance directly to the operators portable device

Safe For Sensitive Electronics

PowerSmart inverter generator technology automatically adjusts the engine speed to protect sensitive electronics like smart phones, tablets and laptops.

Built To Go Anywhere

A lightweight design and quiet generator operation makes this the best backup power solution for tailgating, camping, outdoor recreation and emergency power.

QuietPowerSeries Portable Power

Delivering 5000 running watts and 6500 starting watts, this compact and light generator offers big backup power potential.

Quiet Portable Generator

At 66dB operating volume, it’s quieter than a normal conversation, so it blends into the background of social situations.

Manufacturer's Warranty

3 year limited (domestic), 1 year limited (commercial)


Product Manual


SKU Q6500

Brand Briggs and Stratton

GTIN 0011675307196

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Inverter Generators

Maximum Output (Watts) 6500

kVA 6.5

Continuous Output 5000 w

Phase Single Phase

Fuel Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity 18.9 Litres

Starting Method Recoil

Engine Type 306cc

Alternator Type Power Surge

Noise @ 7m 66dba

Engine Briggs and Stratton

Frequency 50 Hz

Voltage 230 Volt

Net Weight (kg) 64

Running Time (Rated Output) 14 hours (25% load)

Outlets 1 x 230V (32amp), 2 x 230V (15amp), 2 x USB

Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 630mm(L) x 550mm(H) x 540mm(D)


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Customer Review Of The Briggs & Stratton 6500W Inverter Generator


Customer Reviews

Exceeds expectation, decent quality. Review by
Purchased recently as a back up unit to power our office server and comms room and vital PC's in times of power outage. Carried out a trial run and unit performs really well and is quieter than was expected from a generator of this size. Easy to use and maneuver around.
(Posted on 8 June 2023)
Good product Review by
Good for home. Easy to connect to whole house and runs everything. Very quiet. Best value
(Posted on 16 December 2022)
Excellent product Review by
Generator works easy. Easy set up. Very quiet and can run everything we need in the house
(Posted on 24 November 2022)
Compact, Powerful and silent Genset that runs our Review by
We have trailed this Genset and it works so well. I Love it so far. Compact, Powerful and silent Genset that runs our big Food Van! I recommend this generator!
(Posted on 3 November 2022)

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Great Generator fo the Price Review by
Purchased in July 2022 as with all the terrible weather we wanted to be prepared for the worst.Fortunately it has saved us twice since then, first in July and then again in September.Keeps essential items running and quite a bit else as well.Starts easily as long as you turn it over every couple of months.
(Posted on 7 October 2022)
Saved our bacon during the recent severe weather e Review by
Our B&S Q6500 arrived 3 days before the broader Sydney and Hunter regions were hit by the July 2022 severe weather event. Our power went out on the second day of the storms and remained out for 8 days. The generator literally saved our bacon (and everything else in the fridge) during this time. The eco-mode means we could get over 24 hours per tank. The generator is pretty quiet, as generators go, and fairly easy to start (up to 6 pulls before it started on 4c mornings). Looking forward to getting it properly wired into the fuse box to make 'next time' all the more easier.
(Posted on 18 July 2022)
Great value for money Review by
This product seems to do all that the manufactured promised and so far has not missed a beat. Great value for momey
(Posted on 14 July 2022)
Customer service Review by
Great product does everything that is required to do So far it hasn’t missed a beat
(Posted on 12 December 2021)
Great Value for size of generator Review by
Great Product, easy pull start and good on fuel. Having blue tooth connectivity to see how much fuel is remaining is handy and also the fact it tells you when to service it is great. Only small downside is due my application I am not able to use the auto idle so it is a little noisier at close proximity. Also wishing it was electric start and plastic shell/panels feel a bit flimsy but considering other similar sized units are twice the price these small negatives are easy to live with.
(Posted on 15 November 2021)
Difficult to start Review by
I purchased this in August. It was delivered safely and in great condition. My only complaint is that it is very difficult to start . Sometimes 10-15 pulls. It’s has been filled with Fresh fuel and B&S oil that came with the generator. I was told to take it to an accredited B& S service department which I did. Was then told it had a “ tricky choke “ ( whatever that means ). I have operated many different types of power equipment 2 stroke & 4 stroke and this is by far the worst one I have had to start. I am disappointed because it’s seems other reviewers have not had any difficulty starting their generators. With this in mind I cannot rate this generator as high as I would have liked.
(Posted on 4 October 2021)
Excellent Review by
Well built, quiet and full of features generator.
(Posted on 11 September 2021)
Loads of power whisper quiet Review by
Purchased this generator for home back up during outages, plugs easily into my change over switch installed by my electrician Perfect size and was able to run the whole house at around 30amps Generator starts easily with pull start and is whisper quiet for the size and output. User friendly Bluetooth app to keep an eye on fuel run time and load. Very easy to move around with strong handle and wheels
(Posted on 7 July 2021)
Great Value Review by
Starts easy, great run time, very happy with the unit.
(Posted on 5 February 2021)
Great Service. Friendly advice & Excellent value!! Review by
Easy to start, works well and is very well priced. Tried lots of sites! Runs everything I need to survive in a power outage.
(Posted on 4 February 2021)
Honest generator, Easy to deal with Review by
Generator works well. Sounds like a lawnmower although I imagine they all do.
(Posted on 3 January 2021)
Back up Review by
Required for back up house power supply as on rural grid - blackouts commonly occur Easy start, connects to a B&S transfer switch. Super easy.Quite for a generator Compact / neat storage and easy mobility with the wheels and handle
(Posted on 1 January 2021)
generator is as described Review by
Works fine more than happy with it.
(Posted on 29 December 2020)
Excellent Review by
Hard to review properly as using for home back up power and as yet haven’t lost power Have started and run in and all seems good easy to start
(Posted on 8 December 2020)
Excellent Review by
Hard to review properly as using for home back up power and as yet haven’t lost power Have started and run in and all seems good easy to start
(Posted on 8 December 2020)
Great value, sound product Review by
works well and is very well priced. Runs everything I need for a food van!
(Posted on 28 August 2020)
Excellent Retailer and Excellent Service. Review by
Extremely quiet compared to other brands. Easy starting. Nothing bothers it at all.
(Posted on 22 August 2020)
Great phone service Review by
Works as stated and is what it’s meant to do.
(Posted on 22 July 2020)
A good compact and effective unit. Good value for Review by
The generator is as per specifications and works well.
(Posted on 28 April 2020)
Great Product Review by
Great generator and performs better that I expected. Very happy.
(Posted on 24 April 2020)
Great product Review by
Does exactly what is states.
(Posted on 23 April 2020)
Briggs & Stratton Q6500, 6500w Inverter Generator Review by
Provides the power stated in the specs . The best part of this unit is its engine. Reliable motor, well proven in many fields and starts when ever you need it in any condition......... you just can't kill the bastard.
(Posted on 19 April 2020)
Very Efficient and reliable Generator Review by
Purchased the 6500 watt Briggs and Stratton as a back up due to power outages. Does not run everything in the house however keeps the essentials going well. Letting you know when fuel runs out and oil needs changing is a big plus!
(Posted on 22 December 2019)
All positive Review by
This Generator is and does exactly as described in advertising.
(Posted on 26 November 2019)
Very happy Review by
We purchased the 6500 watt Briggs and Stratton as back up as we are are of the grid, very happy with it were very surprised with the fuel economy as we have got more than 14 hours from 1 tank it was closer to 17 hours and that was at 50% load, it’s easy to start easy to service and would recommend it for somebody looking for good value.
(Posted on 13 September 2019)
Amazing Generator, Best Store Ever Review by
Spent 2 months researching generators, Drove me nuts. Wanted the best i.e Honda or Yamaha but couldn't afford them in the $5000 -$6500 price range. Solution, get an unbiased opinion from generator service centres and repairers. Based on that I purchased a Briggs and Stratton Q 6500 Inverter Generator and was knocked out. It is amazing. Started easy, was surprised at how quiet it was and best of all is the blue tooth app. So easy to keep an eye on the power usage. This feature alone makes it worth while as you know how much power your using 'no more guessing if you have to much plugged in or if I plug an extra appliance in is it drawing to much. It also has the fuel level and until empty readouts plus lets you k'now when to do oil changes etc. This is without a doubt the best Generator on the market in that Price range. If considering buying a cheapie spend a little more and get this.
(Posted on 9 September 2019)
Briliant product for price Review by
This generator is just the machine I have been looking for as a backup generator for my whole house easy start and blue tooth management is excellent would recommend to any one who regularly suffers from power blackouts.
(Posted on 10 August 2019)
Good price, good product and good service Review by
Very happy with the generator - it meets my needs
(Posted on 23 June 2019)
Great value well suited for our needs Review by
The capacity of the gen set for the size is the correct size for my family of 5. The setup process was easy to follow and the app does make it easy to manage during operations.
(Posted on 9 May 2019)
Very happy Review by
Great value for power and technology. Quiet mode is a great feature. Can’t fault it.
(Posted on 17 February 2019)
To summarize...don't pay n arm n a leg just becaus Review by
It's a rippa unit..6500watts plenty of power to run yank on the rip cord and away she goes...good on fuel not too noisy especially when it's on quiet mode not running to many appliances...excellent for recharging me dual 120ah complaints whatsoever.much better than a Honda.. cant go wrong with a Briggs n Stratton..they've been making lawn mowers for donkey years an they're bloody good machines..helpful knowledgeable staff as well...thanx heaps and merry Christmas to yaz all..
(Posted on 24 December 2018)

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  • Greetings to you and thank you for your time! Is much appreciated!Could you advise please, can or does the Briggs & Stratton 6500W Inverter Generator come with a Remote Start unit feature please?Thank you! Cheers. Kind regards, James.

    Hi There, The Q6500 is recoil start only. Thanks

  • Do you sell ramps that would help to wheel the generator into the back of a van?

    Hi There,

    At this time we do not have any ramps in our range sorry.

    You may have luck at a hardware store, or having some fabricated locally.

  • Does this run a 450litre fridge? IE family size? And an 2 oil heaters at the same time? I am just trying to work out what it can run from an appliance perspective at the same time? Dryer? Washing machine? Dishwasher?

    Hi There,

    How many, and what appliances the generator can run at any one time really depends on how much power each appliance requires.

    We have a handy power calculator that allows you to calculate your power needs:

    This should help you determine if this generator would be the right model for you.

  • What is the noise rating at full power?

    Hi There,

    Sorry we do not have a noise rating for this generator at full load.

  • HiDo you think this generator Would be as quiet as the Honda eu70is? I'm looking at purchasing one for my coffee cart but not sure if i should spend the extra and get the Honda.

    Hi There,

    The Honda generator will be quiter than the Briggs & Stratton generator.

    Our best recommendation would be the Yamah EF6300iSE which is extremely quiet, and powerful.

  • Would you recommend this generator for a small vintage caravan doing coffee and cake

    HI There,

    The Q6500 would be well suited to your application.

    Many customers have purchased this generator for their coffee/food trucks.

  • Is this machine silent?

    Hi There,

    The Q65000 is a very quiet generator for its size and output capacity.

    It has a noise level of 66dba @ 7m which is comparable to a lot of generators in this category.

  • Hey can I run a cement mixer 1.5hp and a 9 inch grinder together?

    Hi There,

    This generator would most likely be too small for running both of those items together.

    You would be better off looking at an 8-10kVA generator to run them both.

  • Hi, can this generator be connected in parallel?

    Hi There,

    Unfortunately there is no paralelle option for the Briggs & Stratton Q6500.

  • Hi just wondering if this generator would run a welder?

    Hi There,

    We would not recommend running a welder from an inverter generator.

    For welders we recommend portable trade style generators with a suitable capacity to power the welder.

  • can the 6.5 be connected by an electrician to run a house in a power blackout

    Hi There,

    Yes it certainly can.

    Your electician would need to insall a 32A single phase transfer switch in your meter box.

  • i have a manual transfer switch installed with 2 fifteen amp outlets can i plug in two fifteen amp extension leads in to the generator? and get full use

    Hi There,

    Yes, you could do that. You would just need to make sure that the appliances on the circuits being powered will not attempt to draw more than the generator can provide.

  • Hi,If I want to run my house as a backup but I've only got a 16amp inlet, is this still possible or will the generator run in some kind of restricted mode?

    Hi There

    If you were to connect the Q6500 up to your transfer switch with one 15A outlet, you would only be able to pull a maximum of 3450W. 

    Having a 32A transfer switch installed would give you the ability to use the generators full power.

  • Would this generator be able to run a standard household HWS (Hot Water system) rated at 4800W

    Hi There

    Provided the hot water system does not draw more than 6500W you will be able to power it with this generator.

  • Can I connect this generator directly to my house?

    The Q6500 comes with a 32amp outlet, which means your electrician can make changes to your mains board to install a 32 amp socket to certain circuits in your house. When the power fails you can connect your Q6500 with a large cable provided by your electrician to the socket on the mains board to provide power to the connected circuits. No need to run leads into the house. 


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