Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire

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EL Wire Extension Cables

Splicing Wires

Need just a little more length in between your JST connector and EL? There are few methods to extend the wires to your EL. One method is splicing the wires leading to the EL material. Below is an example of extending the wires to an EL panel but it can be used for wires leading to any EL. For more information about how to extend the wires, head over to the Pokémon Go Patches with EL Panels: Adding EL Extension Cables tutorial.

Spliced Wires to Extend Wires to EL

Spliced Wires to Extend Wires to EL

Custom Extension Cable

Looking for an alternative to splicing wires? You can also make a custom EL Wire extension cable with a PCB and JST connectors to easily disconnect EL wire from an inverter if it is in an enclosure or attached to a separate piece of clothing.

How to Make a Custom EL Wire Extension Cable

October 24, 2018

In this tutorial, we will make a custom EL Wire extension cable as an alternative to splicing wire.