I'm working on a hydroponics project that requires me to run 10 pumps for 15 seconds every 2 minutes. I was able to set this system up by running a relay board off of an Arduino, but the relays were mechanical (and fairly cheap) and within 13 days they had started to break down. I've had to switch out the relays to get the pumps working again, but I'm almost out of relays to switch. From my research, it looks like solid state relays might be the way to go. So, my question is: are there solid state relays that can handle 12VDC, 5A and reliably switch - on average - once a minute for extended periods of time? And if so, how can I control them using the Arduino board I already have (if I have to buy a shield or anything like that, that's fine). I currently have a power supply that can supply 12VDC and 10A max, so I'd like to continue using it; but if I have to buy a new power supply, I can do that too.