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I'd like to use a brake light wire activated relay to turn off my cruise control and heated clothing. The most elegant solution would be a DPDT relay able to support at least 15A on its contacts and stay alive on a motorcycle. I have been unable to find such a beast that would be, for sure, smaller than two SPST automotive relays and be water resistant. Any assistance in finding one would be appreciated.
 

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Wish I could help a fellow Illinois tropper, especially after all you have done for us. But I have no idea. If your stumped that Mayan calender thing might
really be true. Sorry, thanks for your past help
 

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You could use two lower amperage relays in parallel. Each would nominally carry half the load.
 

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Yeah but it's just as easy to use two SPDT relays for the individual functions. I'm hoping for a smaller package. I may just go with a 10A relay. They are easy to find and I never turn the heat up all the way.
 

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I found that one. They only do PayPal and I don't do PayPal. I should have mentioned that.
 

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Yeah but it's just as easy to use two SPDT relays for the individual functions. I'm hoping for a smaller package. I may just go with a 10A relay. They are easy to find and I never turn the heat up all the way.

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I've been to the Digikey site before but hadn't bookmarked it. Thanks. Would you guys believe the Radio Shack 12V DPDT relay that's listed as having 10A contacts is rated for 10A @ 24VDC? 240W contacts are more than enough.
 

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If you can't find it at Digikey, try Newark Electronics (US - Electronic Components Distributor | Newark.com). I find 99.9% of my electronic gizmos from one of those two sources. (though neither of them could get a simple lighted rocker switch I needed a couple months ago for my camper... go figure!?)

I can almost guarantee one of the two will have what you need. Both have pretty decent drill-down menus for their products on their respective web sites.

Good luck!
 
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