I know this is a very rudimentary question, but here goes anyway.
I've got some small machine tools that I would like to put motor controllers on. I'm not sure that's the correct phrase though. Perhaps just a "mag switch".
The larger motor is a 1/4 HP, General Electric, single phase, 115V, 5.2A,1725 RPM, general purpose motor. I suppose you would typically find it in furnace to run a fan. I would also like to be able to reverse the motor.
The smaller motor is about 1/6 HP with similar specs as the last one.
I'd be surprised if I needed 10k operations. I just like the idea of the control not having a memory. I don't need overload protection. The motor has automatic thermal protection and of course the circuit is on a breaker.
This is not in an industrial atmosphere. It's for hobby use.
So, do I really need a relay capable of interrupting 3-6x the FLC? I was hoping of simply wiring a relay who's contacts were rated for 10 or 15A.
Thanks for any thoughts.