EL wire 2xAA pocket inverter Adafruit AF-317 Australia

EL wire 2xAA pocket inverter

$11.32

Part Number:  AF-317
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionA small, portable inverter for EL wire. Powers off of 2 AA batteries (not included!), it can drive 1 to 8 feet (about 2.5m) of Adafruit's high-brightness EL wire for 10 hours. There is a button for selecting steady/blink/off modes. There's a removable clip on the back. Comes with a 2.5mm pitch female JST connector To connect a piece EL wire to this, you'll want...
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Description

A small, portable inverter for EL wire. Powers off of 2 AA batteries (not included!), it can drive 1 to 8 feet (about 2.5m) of Adafruit's high-brightness EL wire for 10 hours. There is a button for selecting steady/blink/off modes. There's a removable clip on the back. Comes with a 2.5mm pitch female JST connector

To connect a 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 1 ft of EL wire attached! Otherwise the inverter can spike and damage itself

Like all inverters they've used, the 2000 Hz oscillation is slightly audible. To reduce the squeaking, they 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.

Adafruit used this to make Adafruit's awesome TRON bag

 

Soldering to EL wire is a little tricky but luckily we wrote a detailed step-by-step tutorial!

Technical Details

Dimensions:

  • Size: 101mm x 31mm x 19mm (4in x 1.25in x 0.75in)
  • Weight (without batteries): 34g (1.2oz)

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