I have a 5,000 BTU, 115 volt, 4.8 amp, window-unit air conditioner I'd like to control from my home automation system.
I think easiest thing to do would be to plug the unit into an inline rely module that switches its power on and off.
How do I go about determining the load rating needed for such a relay module?
For example, I have an extra module here that says it's rated for 600W incandescent, 1/2 HP motor load, or 15 Amps resistive. Too small, right?