What happens if I run 1A through a 50mA rated switch for 5 seconds, one time only? Answered
The picture is showing a typical, miniature tactile switch, rated for 50mA. This switch suits my application perfectely, the only problem is that it's only rated for 50mA.
My application contains 2xN batteries in series (N=1000mAh, 1.5V). What will happen if I run 1Amp through the switch for, let's say 5 seconds, one time only? The whole device is disposable, so the switch will only be used once.
Will the switch manage one time use with this current, or will it break down? Are there other switches of this dimension that are rated for 1amp? I haven't managed to find any.
Thanks in advance.