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If I had a relay with a rating of 60 amps, I would use two contacts for 100 amp service...
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...I'm not to sure what you mean by 2 contacts...
This is serious business. You are about to control a 100-amp fuse panel with a 60-amp contact. How long do you think that will last?

Let me make this clear. If your relay has only one normally open contact and it is rated for sixty amps, use TWO relays and connect both normally open contacts in parallel. That will satisfy the load plus 20%, as discussed earlier. Make sure both relays are the same so the contacts will work together. Again, let me clarify this. Both relays need to be the same brand with the same model numbers (same ratings, etc.).

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Old 06-27-2015, 06:25 AM
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Not a problem, too easy. I'll put a second one in. I'm not near 60 amps yet but no doubt I will get there.
I don't want damage or even worse fires.
That's why I ask so many questions.
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