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EL Wire 6V Sound Activated Pocket Inverter

SKU: ADA831

$15.04 AUD, inc GST

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EL Wire 6V Sound Activated Pocket Inverter
15.04 AUD

SKU: ADA831

$15.04 AUD, inc GST
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A small, portable inverter for EL wire with an audio input! This inverter has a little microphone and will light the connected EL according to the surrounding audio volume. Makes for an easy reactive project. 

This inverter requires 6V input (it works great with Adafruit's 4xAA battery holder) and it can drive 2-3 meters (7 to 10 feet) of Adafruit's high-brightness EL wire OR 1 meter (3 feet) of EL tape OR a 10cmx10cm piece of EL panel continuously for about 21 hours (off of 4xAA's). 

There is a switch for selecting steady/sound/off modes - steady is 'always on'. Comes with a single 2.5mm pitch female JST connectors, standard for all the EL wire and tape We carry. There's also two power wires, you'll need to connect these to a 6VDC power source. The white striped wire goes to +6V, the plain black wire goes to ground. 

You can plug any of Adafruit's EL wire/tape into this inverter directly. To connect a 'raw' piece EL wire to this, you'll want a male connector wire 

The EL inverter requires a 'load' to stabilize itself. Do not run the inverter without at least 2 ft of EL wire attached! Otherwise the inverter can spike and damage itself 

Like all inverters Adafruit have used, the 2000 Hz oscillation is slightly audible. To reduce the squeaking, we suggest opening up the case padding it with thick foam tape/weatherstripping. Squirting some hot glue around the capacitors may also help. Adafruit managed to get it silent this way. 

Check out Adafruit's EL TRON bag tutorial for ideas, and our EL wire couch video too! 

Soldering to raw EL wire is a little tricky but luckily Adafruit wrote a detailed step-by-step tutorial! The tutorial also covers a lot of information about EL and how it works.

Technical Details

Dimensions:
  • Inverter Size: 85mm x 55mm x 22mm (3.4in x 2.2in x 0.85in)
  • JST cable length: approx. 20 cm
Weight: 41.80g

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