Electronic – downside to using multiple relays simultaneously to increase relay capacity


I want to install a relay to my fusebox which is controlling whole basement with machinery.

Relays that I have have got 2A limit each, and I have 32 relays. Can I just use all of them for the same line and assume the relay's limit is 64A ?

Is there any risk of doing this?

Best Answer

Unless you can guarantee that all the contacts will close and open at exactly the same instant of time the only safe current you can assume is 2A - that is, the capacity of the first contacts to close, or the last contacts to separate.