Thanks allot for the quick replay!!!! I googled for fairchild. Didn't even think of fujitsu. LOL. It's rated 1A at 24V DC. What will it handle on 12V DC? 2A? What formula can I use in the future to work this out?
Thank you very much so far!! Helped me allot!!
I read the data sheet a little bit differently; I'd only put 1.0A through the contacts below 24V. But that's to get the rated life of a million operations. If a thousand operations would be enough for you, then 2A might be OK.
Don't forget that these are resistive load ratings. If you're lighting an incandescent lamp, charging a capacitor, or starting a motor, then there's a significant surge current involved that probably isn't yet in your calculations.