Can the contacts of this relay handle switching 120VAC, 60Hz, at 25A, controlled by the 12VDC coil?
Hi, I'm building a switching controller for a dinghy/tender hoist on a boat. I need a relay controlled by 12VDC, but able to switch 120VAC (standard 60Hz household-type line current#, to run a motor that draws 20 amps at 120VAC). I intentionally selected this 30A relay, DPST, as I like the extra current margin for motor starting and general longevity. I ask the question because, while I understand this is a 12VDC coil-operated relay, and the output contacts can handle 30 amps, sometimes compact relays like this can't handle the 120VAC voltage without arcing or premature failure. I just wanted to make sure this relay was intended or is rated to switch 30A AT THE 120VAC voltage. True? Thanks much for the verification! Carl Lang