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ELastoLite INV133 Inverter

The INV133 is a simple and easy to use electroluminescent inverter from ELastoLite® that will allow you to drive any EL panel or panels with an area greater than 8in2 (and less than 20in2). The INV133 charges at 3.7V with a 1100mAh current thanks to the mini USB rechargeable Li-Poly battery enclosed in the inverter. All you need to do to start using the INV133 is simply plug in any 4-pin 1mm spaced connector or one of the ELastoLite® over-molded connectors, press a button, and get glowing!

ELastoLite® is a waterproof electroluminescent lamp line that allows you to apply light to any article of clothing or project. Thanks to a 3-dimensional, elastomeric, membranous polymer thick film, this EL line can be applied to almost any surface with no loss to flexibility and movement.

Note: Make sure you check out the Hookup Guide below for ELastoLite® tips and instructions.

Note: This item may take longer to process due to battery installed in the equipment and therefore does not qualify for same-day shipping policy. Additionally, these batteries can not be shipped via Ground or Economy methods to Alaska or Hawaii. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • 1x USB A to USB Mini B Cable


ELastoLite INV133 Inverter Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

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Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Patronics / about 8 months ago / 1

    Is there any documentation anywhere for the pinout for this? I received this inverter in the recent dumpster dive, but all the connectors are discontinued, so it's unclear how to adapt this to driving normal EL Wire

  • Member #327230 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Would this work with the chasing EL wire?

  • pauljhill / about 10 years ago * / 2

    Does anyone know the pinout for this inverter? Using my voltmeter I see that the two pins closest to the light Icon are at approx 160V ac. The other two appear to be around 26V ac, which seems odd to me.

  • Member #683291 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Would it be possible to find a much smaller inverter?

  • rrrrrrrrrrr / about 9 years ago / 1

    Any idea how long one charge lasts?

  • Member #486847 / about 9 years ago / 1

    can this inverter work with EL Wire ?

    • Pearce / about 9 years ago / 1

      It can, just the connectors are different. You can easily use the ELasoLite connector and make a Molex to JST adapter to make it work (consult the ELastoLite tutorial on the wire pinout for the ELastoLite connector as it's less obvious than it seems).

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