Most of the generators will be equipped with overload protection. There is no issue if you overload a generator. But some of the generators are not equipped with the overload protection, there may occur any issues like breakage, blasting or damage, so more careful, when you are overloading the generator. The overload activity of the generator’s circuit breaker will trip, disconnecting the unit from the load. Simply correct the overload or repair the system and reset the breaker in the generator. When you overloaded the generator, it may cause too many problems. Better you do not overload the generator to protect from the issues.
If you once overload your generator then you should never run your generator with more than 75% on load. You always want a generator with a slightly higher KVA so that you don’t overload it. If the generator is overloaded, it will be automatically shut down after running of short period, this is very common for the entire generator or all the devices. This may affect the startup of the generator, after overloaded the generator it may never startup. Then you should buy a new generator or spend more money to repair the generator.
In some cases, the generator will keep running even though it is overloaded, in such cases it will overheat and cause damage to the generator. When you realize the generator is overloaded even though it will work, better you can shut down the generator to prevent it from any damage. Most of the generators are automatically get off when it is overloaded. When you attempt the generator to shut down be careful about it. It may cause to overheat the generator; once it is overheated there is a chance to get damaged.
How do You Stop a Generator from Overheat?
Generator overloading may case to overheating the service or the system. You should prevent your generator from overheating. For reducing the overheat you can do two things, one is keeping your generator cool by pouring some water on the generator, another one is keeping your both coolant and oil levels are incorrect level don’t get overloaded. Keep your generator in a safe place to avoid vulnerabilities like overheat, damages, and so on. Some of the generators are known for their fuel efficiency, reliability, and long life-span. However, that does not mean they do not have any problems. One such problem is the potential for overheating. Overheating can be caused by a low level of coolant, improper use, overloading, or a problem with the generator.
Other problems you might encounter in the generator except overheating include. Such as Warping of the rotor, Bearings start to melt, if the cylinder head overheats it could crush the head gasket resulting in restricted coolant flow to the cylinder, overheating can cause damage, the exhaust valves will also expand damaging the guide. These may cause to damage the different parts of the generator, which would need to be repaired or replaced.
The inverter generator is used as a protector and quieter in the generator. Preventing your generator and other parts of the generator from these problems you should maintain your generator properly. It may take more money to repair sometimes it will exceed the cost of the purchasing cost of the generator. Overheating also shortens the lifetime of the product or the generator significantly, which means you should have to replace or repair it very sooner. Over fueling the generator and low oil levels can also case to overheating the generator. So maintain the fuel and oil level in the generator to make it safer.