Join Date: Dec 2019
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I'll add a couple things, but first a question: Is this an inverter-type generator? In other words, is the output voltage and frequency independent of engine speed?
Back to the original question - The problem with motors is the initial current demand, called inrush.
If line voltage is too low then necessary starting voltage isn't sufficient and motors can stall. In this situation I guess it would depend upon how fast the generator can recover. Also, if this generator is not an inverter type then the frequency is going to be low, which will rise as the generator speed increases.
I don't think there's any way to know for sure if this is going to be a problem other than by testing, see what happens. You would also want to consider long-term detrimental effects, if any.
Secondly, as toolLover suggests, there are always-running household loads that need stable 60hz and voltage. Who knows if there will be enough constant load to keep this generator out of the idle mode? And, if the generator is not inverter-type, who knows what will happen if the idle mode does enable?
These things are what I'd want to parse before purchase.