I bought a Fotek SSR 40DA (40amp) and installed it in place of the power switch on a 120volt power bar.
I had my hakko soldering station (888d) close by so I plugged it into the power bar. The soldering station was left on -- then turning the SSR off/on (via arduino) 3 times every 5 seconds then blew the fuse on the soldering iron. I tried a light after and it worked fine.
I am a bit confused as to how this could happen? The soldering station is only a few months old. Of course the fuse is soldered in. I did use a current limiting resistor on the arduino output - 270 ohms i believe, which i found is not required.
I am afraid to plug in any electronic devices into this. Can anyone shed some light on this?