I have installed my switch to control an outdoor socket so that I can automate the christmas lights coming on some time after sunset and going off around bed time.
I would like to keep the switch in this location year round. It would be handy to be able to turn the power to the outlet on from outside rather than having to go inside each time I needed to use the outlet. But then I decided to see what the switch could handle for a load. I often use a pressure washer and sometimes a table saw plugged into that socket in the summer. So I think in the summer I am using around 13 amps of that 15 amp circuit.
It looks like the switch is only able to handle about 5 amps though. Am I reading that right?