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Wall Adapter EL Inverter

Replacement: None. We are reordering these without the wall wart. We will not be getting any more of these. This page is for reference only.

EL inverters allow you to drive EL (electroluminescent) wires. This particular EL inverter plugs into a wall outlet and outputs 110VAC to drive EL wire. The output is terminated with a JST connector, so it plugs directly into the input on the EL Escudo or EL Sequencer board. You can drive EL wires with them directly, but you may need to re-terminate them.

Note: These should be good to drive 10-15m worth of EL wire.

(The video states they are 6 foot in length, but they are actually 10 feet in length)

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  • We aren't carrying these anymore. They were supposed to be just the inverter, and not include the wall adapter. We will post a link above when we get the new ones in. For the meantime you can order the smaller inverter we carry:

    • Can you also check whether they blink? The one I got blinks and it makes it relatively useless for me.

  • My inverter seems to only have a blinking mode. The sliding switch on the side of the inverter seems to just switch from a "low" to "high" mode with the same blinking (though the brightness is the same). Is my inverter broken or is this just one of the unstated "features" of this particular inverter?

  • We bought these together and are selling them together for now. We are working on buying the inverter by itself.

  • As with the others, if you could separate the inverter into it's own product that'd be great for those outside the US.

  • +1 to separate wall adapter and the inverter.
    SFE, as you improve with adding screw holes to your boards, please improve to help non-US geeks as well.
    I'm still waiting for 220V soldering station :)

  • Should I order this to Europe, could the inverter be sent without the wall wart (it's useless to me, and would only add pointless weight to the package and be more waste in my waste basket)?
    I assume the supplied power supply can be replaced by pretty much any 12V adapter with the right kind of barrel-connector.

  • Does this item contains the EL Inverter and the wall adapter?
    The wall adapter is not much use for people outside the US.
    I think Sparkfun should just sell the inverter on its own and let customer choose the correct adapter for their country.

    • Yes, this is confusing. There is a photo of a wall wart, and then I assume an inverter with a barrel jack and JST connector. What is included in the package? Is it both the wall wart AND the box with the barrel jack socket + JST, or just one of them? If the former, the first photo should show the complete connected arrangement. If the latter, please explicitly indicate this and possibly remove any photos that may indicate otherwise (such as other products not included).

      • You get everything shown in the photos; the 12V wall-wart, the inverter, and the connectors, exactly as shown.
        The wall-wart is completely unmarked, but outputs regulated 12VDC (12.35V). The inverter is also completely unmarked and outputs 250VAC with no load, dropping to 150VAC with 9M of EL wire (that's all I've got; it'll obviously drive more). The barrel jack is 2.1mm size.
        The inverter also has a feature not mentioned above; a 3-position slide switch for Off, On, and Blink modes.

    • You can purchase the inverter by itself right here: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10201...
      Also FYI sparkfun, 'inveter' should have an 'r' in the product title....

      • Not quite; the 10201 product runs on 3V and is not as powerful as this inverter, which runs on 12V.

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