EL wire requires a low-power, high-frequency driver to cause the wire to illuminate. Most EL wire drivers simply light up one strand of EL wire in a constant-on mode, and some drivers may additionally have a blink or strobe mode.
EL Wire Drivers are the life blood of Electroluminescent Wire’s glowing power. They are units that Plug in or use a battery power source that allows EL Wire to glow. They come in a variety of sizes and power, and allow your wire to glow where you need it, when you need it. You can also hook up a Sound Activator for some neat effects.
EL Wire Drivers and Tips
All EL Wire products and designs require a power EL Wire driver in order to work. EL Wire drivers come with a Quick-Connector. This allows for easy connection between the EL Wire products and EL Wire driver without any soldering.
- EL Wire Drivers will not work with Cold Cathodes.
- Some EL Wire drivers to make a slight humming noise.
- Do not use EL Wire Drivers with re-chargeable batteries.
- NEVER apply power to an EL Wire Driver without the EL wire being attached. This can cause damage to the driver.