EL wire 4xAAA pocket inverter

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SKU: ADA564 Brand: Adafruit
A small, portable inverter for EL wire. Powers off of 4 AAA batteries (not included!), it can drive 3-4 meters (10 to 13 feet) of Adafruit's high-brightness EL wire OR...
$25.35 AUD, inc GST
$23.05 AUD, exc GST

Available with a lead time
Expect dispatch between Apr 29 and May 01

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A small, portable inverter for EL wire. Powers off of 4 AAA batteries (not included!), it can drive 3-4 meters (10 to 13 feet) of Adafruit's high-brightness EL wire OR 1 meter (3 feet) of EL tape OR a 10cmx10cm piece of EL panel for about 7 hours.

There is a switch for selecting steady/blink/off modes. Comes with a 2.5mm pitch female JST 4-way adaptor cable, standard for all the EL wire and tape we carry so you can connect up to four wires at once.  Since the adaptor is just a splitter cable, if you use 'blink mode' all the strands will blink at the same time.

There is a 1.7mm DC jack on the side so you can put in 5-6VDC to power this off of a different battery or power source, This cable has a matching DC plug on the end)

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!

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 (without batteries): 60g

This product is listed in:

Components & Parts>EL Products>Inverters

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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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