when generator is overloaded
am attempting to size a generator and have a couple stupid questions.
assume a generator wired via manual or automatic transfer switch, nominally providing about 3-5 kilowatts of power, about 22-24 amps
apart from an overload shutting down a generator, what else occurs, typically in such a situation? does it cause home appliances to "burn" or do these typically just shut off similar to what would happen when a power utility has what is called a "brown out" or low voltage situation? sometimes our local power utility has multiple back-to-back low voltage events, causing appliances to stop-start-stop
how does a "brown out" differ from a generator overload caused low voltage shut down, aside from the fact that the generator of course will turn off and the power outage becomes a "black out".
does a generator experience permanent harm from an overload, assume it's not repeated