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What does an EL wire inverter do?

What does an EL wire inverter do?

EL Wire Drivers (or EL Wire Inverters) are the magical lifeblood of the EL Wire’s glowing power. They are Plug-in Units or DC inverter that allow your EL Wire to glow. They come in a variety of sizes and power, and allow your wire to glow where you need it, when you need it.

What does El in EL wire mean?

Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated as EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor that produces light through electroluminescence when an alternating current is applied to it.

Why is my EL wire not working?

If your EL Wire stops working, it probably means its time for some new batteries.

Can you cut EL wire and it still work?

You can cut EL to any length or shape, but you must reseal the ends you cut. If you do not have an end cap for the EL wire, you can still seal the ends with hot glue or epoxy to seal cut wire. If you don’t reseal, you could end up getting a good jolt.

Is EL wire brighter than LED?

EL wire is much dimmer than most LED options, and it is difficult to make it visible in situations where it is competing with video screens or other stage lighting.

How long do EL wires last?

When kept indoors or with limited outdoor exposure the lifespan of the EL wire will last as long as three years. Keeping your EL wire outdoors in direct sunlight will cut the life span to one to two years. The voltage is applied to your EL wire also affects its lifespan.

What voltage is EL Wire?

EL Wire typically operates in a range of internal voltage of 80-130+VAC (RMS), depending on the needs of the application. EL Wire can be operated at a wide range of frequency too – the most range from 450-3000Hz range.

Is EL Wire brighter than LED?

Does El wire get hot?

Though EL wire never gets hot, when electricity’s involved, safety is always a concern. How does EL wire compare with other lighting in terms of efficiency and cost? Given its common uses, it’s one of the most efficient forms of lighting on the market.

Does EL wire make noise?

Nearly every el wire inverter or battery pack that has been made to date uses a very high frequency (generally over 1500Hz), which tend to make a loud humming noise which is in our audible range, and can be annoying in quiet environments.