What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?

What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
2017-11-08 07:09:05
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Hello TP Link,

I checked the datasheet, I am glad to learn that the TP-Link HS100 switch can carry 13A continuously.
However, my concern is the "make" and "break" capacity of this switch.
This is because I am going to connect this to a kettle, remotely turn on and turn off.
The kettle rated at 3000W, this is approximately 13A, and the TP-Link HS100 switch is rated at 13A too.
Therefore, this is at the borderline of TP-Link HS100 can operate. But if the kettle overdraw the current, it probably will burn the fuse (which rated at 13A also) first.
But, my actual concern is, the moment I turn on the kettle, the contact will make circuit for 13A current. Also, the moment I turn off the kettle, the contact will break 13A current too.
From my experience, this "make" and "break" is a lot more likely to kill this TP-Link HS100 switch.
Though the kettle is mainly heating element, no induction circuit, but hope to know this characteristic, so that, if necessary, I can connect 2x TP-Link HS100 in parallel to split the load.
However, I cannot find this specification in the TP-Link HS100 datasheet.
Could TP-Link please advise?

Many thanks in advance. :):)
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Re:What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
2017-11-08 08:33:19
The data sheet on the tp-link website marks the maximum load is 16A and maximum power is 3680w.
http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/doc/HS100(EU)-1.0.pdf
Which data sheet did you read ?
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Re:What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
2017-11-09 02:45:18

flying snow wrote

The data sheet on the tp-link website marks the maximum load is 16A and maximum power is 3680w.
http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/doc/HS100(EU)-1.0.pdf
Which data sheet did you read ?


at the webpage,
http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-5258_HS100.html#specifications

and the datasheet,
http://static.tp-link.com/HS100(UK)_0704_1476781784693v.pdf
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Re:What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
2017-11-09 02:49:53
My guess is probably TP-link cut cost and use cheaper and lower rating relay for later generation product....
Could TP-Link please clarify the "Make" and "Break" specification of this TP-100?
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Re:What is the contact "make" and "break" specification?
2017-11-09 17:13:09
Its maximum load it 16A on the universal website and 13A should be the required standard for UK market.
If the kettle is not over 16A, it should be ok to use with the plug.
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