Well, Ratings are for continuous draw. The induction motor size rating will matter as it will create a huge draw of amps upon start-up for a split second. For instance my DC that is rated at 2HP at 20 amps, but that motor draws about 96 amps (that I could measure with my clamp meter's peak) for the first second or so. Essentially the switch works and will work for a good long time, but if used frequently it will shorten the life of the switch.
Originally Posted by Bill Arnold
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