I need a high amperage DPDT switch to add forward/reverse to a 24vdc motor. 30A rating would be OK assuming that the switch could cope with an occasional short burst higher than that.
There’s a particular switch which seems to be common on ebay and elsewhere which is persistently described as being “250V 15/30A”.
My understanding is that if the switch can cope with 250VAC @ 30A it would handle 24vdc @ 30A (although if that’s wrong I’d be grateful to know). However, clearly there is a major difference between 15 and 30A but for the life of me I can’t find any spec for this (and similar) switches saying when it is 15A and when it is 30A.
Lots of switches of this sort will give the rated amperage for 250/125V AC respectively and maybe that’s what is going on here. If so it’s unstated.
I asked an ebay seller but he didn’t know. Anyone know?