The switch for our Garbage Disposal is in an inconvenient spot. I was considering the following and want collective input about my idea:
I will buy a relay with contacts rated high enough to handle the disposal motor inrush. (calculating this is not something I know how to do) I would power the low voltage side with a leftover cell phone charger, through a doorbell switch which I would mount in a convenient and safe location. (safe means not where I could turn on the disposal by leaning on it accidentally) I would put the relay and charger cube under the sink, and be able to control the disposal with low voltage and low current. So what am I overlooking? Any input on specs for the relay?
P.S. I saw a TOH where they installed an Air Switch which inspired this idea. I would use that solution but I do not have a hole in my granite counter top to accommodate the air switch.