I recently installed a PD-5S-DV-XX switch to control some exterior holiday lights. Last night when I went to manually switch the lights off, I noticed that the switch felt pretty warm to the touch.
I assume that it's normal for Caseta switches to heat up while under load like most other electronics; am I incorrect in this assumption?
Secondly, my switch is located at the tail end of the gang of four switches, so it's been derated to 500w per the manual. This morning I added up all the wattage used by the holiday lights and found that they're pulling ~520w. Is this minimal overage a cause for concern?
I'm guessing that being at/right-above the load limit is part of the reason why the switch feels warm, but what I'm really wondering is what are the consequences of operating the switch just over the recommended wattage? Is it a fire hazard, does it just reduce the lifespan of the switch or does the load limit have more to do with heat dissipation than anything else?