I'm struggling to find any relay or contactor even close to the specs I need, and I've contacted many manufacturers. This is controlling a large contactor, so draws a 30A 24DC inrush current. It then settles to a 250mA hold current. It seems any relay large enough to handle the 30A inrush, then also has minimum current ratings well above 250mA. I can not seem to find anything to handle both, and I can't suppress the inrush.
Does anyone know of any such device? My only other potential idea is to use a number of small relays and split the current through possibly upwards of 12 contacts, so as to put a small current through each and be looking at more like a range of 20mA to 2.5A per contact. Even still, this is bad practice and will lead to failure anyway. Surely there must be a better way.