I am fairly new to the arduino and just done my 2nd little project. I have wire a short 240VAC extension lead via a 5VDC-240VAC relay and I can remotely control this 240 switch remotely no issues. I am wanting to plug a desk fan into this outlet.
However I have read briefly about fire risk due to inductive loads on motors. Since the desk fan technically has a motor, can someone explain to me briefly what that is and if I am at risk?
See the specs of the desk fan attached. By my calcs it’s only 0.166 amps? Am I missing something obvious?