Member Since: November 1, 2011

Country: United States

  • So I wired some EL panels using these (made Simon Says) and I think I'm having the problem you had. First they weren't working at all (i.e. they wouldn't turn off), but I reversed their orientation and that fixed it. They worked on two of the four EL panels, but that could be chalked up to sloppy soldering. The bigger problem was when I turned on my inverters, the buttons used in my DC circuit became super sensitive and would randomly trigger. Moral of the story: optical isolators really should be used with these to avoid small leakage currents from finding their way into the DC circuit, even if the AC and DC grounds are tied together.

  • Did you have any luck with this? I'm doing the same thing now using TRIACs and EL panels and I'm having some difficulty.

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