I just started working with/reading about solid state relays last week, so bear with me here.
I have an air compressor -- 120 V | 60 Hz | 2.8 A -- that I would like to operate with a control signal from an Arduino (to turn on the SSR to power the compressor).
The input voltage is 115 VAC from a line filter -- at 115/250 VAC, you get 10 A rms max. The AC voltage after the filter will also be converted to 24 V, DC (via an open-frame power supply). This 24V will power a myriad of other components (I can provide a list if necessary).
In certain scenarios, the compressor will run along with the 24V DC-supplied components.
Given these parameters, what should I look for in an SSR?
What kind of tolerances need to be taken into account with respect to making the SSR work properly or damaging it?
Thanks for any info you can provide.