Modifying Your EL Wire Inverter

Pages
Contributors: bboyho
Favorited Favorite 3

Introduction

In this tutorial, we will modify the 12V EL wire inverter to power the EL Sequencer or EL Escudo Dos off a single power supply.

Soldering different Cable to 12V EL Inverter

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials at a minimum. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Tools

You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories. You will also need a screwdriver and multimeter for testing.

Digital Multimeter - Basic

Digital Multimeter - Basic

TOL-12966
$14.95
21
Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

TOL-14456
$14.95
14
Pocket Screwdriver Set

Pocket Screwdriver Set

TOL-12891
$3.95
5
Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

TOL-09163
$3.50
3

Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire

This guide will help you get started with electroluminescent (EL) wire, tape, panel, chasing wire, and bendable wire to let your project glow!

EL Sequencer/Escudo Dos Hookup Guide

A basic guide to getting started with the SparkFun EL Sequencer and Escudo Dos to control electroluminescence (EL) wire, panels, and strips.