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Help me find more amps?

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I'm in the middle of a project, using one of these 12V Liquid Level Controllers. I need it to operate around 8 solenoids, but it won't handle that many, it's only capable of 5A output. The LLC is run off a 12V marine battery, so i've got plenty of amps there, it's the LLC that's choking me. That's about where I'm stuck. So does anyone know how to get that device capable of around 15A?... Or, have it control something that is capable of that many amps, and have that device pop all the solenoids i need it to? Could some configuration of wiring the solenoids to the battery alleviate the burden on the LLC?

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Use the output of this to drive a larger relay (or relays)
 

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Okay,... i was thinking something like that had to exist. What am i looking for though? I searched relays, but i'm not sure what is powered off 5A, yet can power 15A. With help from the 12v marine batter i assume. Sorry for being a n00b here :)
 

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Just find a 12V relay that can switch (say) 30A. You will have no problem switching that on and off from the relay contacts on this board. The current required will be well under the 5A limit.
 

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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction sir! I got a 12v 30A from Radioshac, and even think my dumbass knows how to install it too! :)


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