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Relay to power a microwave

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I'd like to use a relay to power an 800 watt microwave. Would this relay be sufficient?
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Yes, it will handle the load. But why? Microwaves are not intended to be frequently powered on and off. The clock will reset every time, and I can't imagine what benefit would result from it.
We want to control access. People will swipe their access card and the system will close the dry contacts on the relay for a set period of time.

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