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I've got a Ridgid WD4050 shop vac hooked up to a Dustopper and wanted to add a remote switch for the vac.

I came across something like this:

It lists 15A, which should be great, but then says only 1/3HP - virtually any shop vac will be more than that? Would this switch work with my shop vac, or do I need something totally different?
 

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most household circuits have 15 amp breakers.
if your shop vac stars/runs without tripping a normal 15a circuit, the remote will work just fine.
pay no attention to the "peak 5 HP" stuff - it's marketing lies and fluff.

ps: they all run just fine, but feel free to prove it.
 

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It lists 15A, which should be great, but then says only 1/3HP - virtually any shop vac will be more than that? Would this switch work with my shop vac, or do I need something totally different?
Most shop vacs would be doing good to actually hit 1/3HP. Their 5 and 6 HP ratings are a marketing joke.

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Mathamagics. The above mentioned 5hp vac also has a #16 or #20 gauge wire in it's 20 foot cord that is good for 8 amps
1+1=2, science is real
 
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