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EL wire is a flexible plastic cord that glows brightly when high-voltage AC is applied to it. It’s available in numerous colors with cool, and requires very little current, but it can be difficult to work with because of the high-voltage requirements. The Elecrow EL Shield enables you to implement up to 8 channels of EL wires or tapes into your project and gives you a solution to control the EL wires. With Arduino or Crowduino, You will be able to control 8 EL devices simultaneously and separately. The controlling method is as simple as controlling an LED. Driven by PWM, it can create a colorful and florid effect by controlling each EL wire according to your own programs.

This Shield comes with 4 pcs of EL wire adaptors to help you connect the standard EL wires to this Shield. Of course, you can purchase more to control up to 8 channels. Please also notice that a 5V invertor is needed for this EL shield. There is also the 8-Channel EL Shield Kit which includes all the modules you need for an EL wire project.

Package List

  • 8-Channel EL Shield x1
  • EL Wire Adapter x4


  • 8 Channels, with Eight opto-isolated, zero-crossing control channels;
  • Control EL as easy as turning a LED on and off;
  • Compatible with 5V or 3.3V Arduinos

Download & Usage

MOC3063 Datasheet

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LM317 Datasheet


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