EL Wire Class Notes
Images: Lady Ada did a very nice write up with pictures. http://www.ladyada.net/learn/el-wire/
What is EL wire how does it work? it’s not a closed loop! it’s all blue-white on the inside.
Soldering you will need copper tape and a gentle touch when stripping the wire
Durability “standard” EL connectors that lock in place vs. my home brew connector they say “it’s not meant for outdoor weather”. I think there talking about the inverter Replace areas that will flex a lot with stranded wire. Life expectancy. It will get dimmer over time. no one has definate numbers. 15,000 hours (625 days) of continuous running. 6 hours a day leads to ½ brightness after a year.
Inverters 60-120VAC 200Hz - 2000Hz... it stings if you touch bare wires. Don’t do it! Length ratings the P3 can run 1-20 feet off of 2 AA batteries Battery life - varies by length and brightness I have gotten 6+ hours in the EL Cowboy Hat (7-8 feet) That high pitch wine... yeah we are stuck with it.