I am using a SNAP-ODC5R normally open relay to switch a USB peripheral on and off.
The voltage is 5V and the current is low.
The specifications rate the relay at 5V 500mA but after many (hundreds) of cycles, the relay seems to stop working. I assume it is fused shut.
The specifications say inrush must be limited to 10 VA so at 5V, limited to 2A. There is no way the USB peripheral is pulling 2A of inrush current.
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on?
Am I using the wrong product for my application?
Thanks in advance.