Definitions for "Continuous load"
Keywords:  nec, load, peak, expected, hour
Three or more hour electrical load.
a load where the maximum current is expected to continue for three hours or more (as defined by the NEC for design calculations)
Also see peak load.
Keywords:  surge, longer, minutes, capacity, run
The rated size of the generator, at which it can run for long periods of time. This is in contract to the surge capacity, at which the generator should be run for no longer than 30 minutes.