I'm in the process of finding a suitable relay for switching the elements in a mini oven I want to use for solder reflow.
I've found what I think will be a good candidate, however I'm a bit confused by the maximum power ratings.
Here's the relay in question: http://www.rapidonline.com/Electronic-Components/Mi-ss-106l-6v-10a-Spdt-Relay-60-4598
Das Datasheet: http://www.rapidonline.com/pdf/60-4598.pdf
The ratings state a max load of 2500VA / 300W. The 2500VA seems to be an AC rating @ 250V and the 300W is for DC, but even taking that into consideration, the disparity between 2500VA and 300W seems huge?! I know that the RMS voltage of 250VAC is considerably less (circa 160V) but @ 10 amps that should still be around 1600W?!
What's going on here, can someone explain this rating disparity in greater detail?