motion sensor to actuate fan, relay needed?
A while back I posted about ventilating a cat litter area under a stairwell. I have a fan, and a motion sensor. The fan, a muffin fan, or AC axial flow fan, if you will, has a rated input power of 11W and current of 0.12A, 12025V1M (http://www.sofasco.com/products/ac_axial/a12025.html). The motion sensor, Leviton PR150-1LI, is single pole, load rating 40W/VA min 500W 400VA max.
The reason for this post is that it states in the instructions for the motion sensor "WARNING: TO AVOID OVERHEATING AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THIS DEVICE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT, DO NOT INSTALL TO CONTROL A RECEPTACLE, MOTOR, OR TRANSFORMER-OPERATED APPLIANCE OTHER THAN THE APPLICABLE FLUORESCENT LIGHTING." The motor specs fall below those of, e.g., a 60W bulb. Can I use this combination of devices to turn this fan on?
If not, should I use a relay, and which one?
Not that I haven't indiscriminately disregarded instructions before, I just don't want my house to burn down...or something.
Thanks, and happy thanksgiving!