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- Order number: ADA-317
- Supplier Name: Adafruit
- Supplier Number: 317
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 our 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 we've 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.
We managed to get it silent this way. We used this to make our awesome TRON bag Soldering to EL wire is a little tricky but luckily we wrote a detailed step-by-step tutorial!
|grade:||Diploma/High School, Middle years|
|Subject:||design, design, e-Textiles|
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 100+ employees in the heart of NYC with a 50,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Adafruit is a 100% woman owned company.