That's one alternative, and I actually already know of relays that are around the specs I need, such as the POTTER & BRUMFIELD - PRD-11DH0-12: http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=18M9286&CMP=AFC-GB100000001
However, for the sake of cost and practicality, it would be better if there was a more affordable solution. The relay and relay socket I mentioned in the first post costs a total of $7.00, this Potter-Brumfield (P&B) relay is $38.
If it is safe to substitute AC ratings for DC ratings for relays, then the 440% extra isn't worthwhile. I only want to use the P&B if necessary, and that's what I'm trying to find out from this post.
Charlie, I suppose this is a question directly for you.