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12v EL glow wire

john2k

Jun 13, 2012
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I have a 12v EL glow wire. It seems to come with some sort plastic cover at the end. I need to push the cover in to a hole but when doing so it gets tight. Can I remove the cover cap and refit it after I've fished it through a hole? What is the purpose of the end cap? As it comes of easily can I tape it or super glue it?

Also can EL wire be cut? And then cover fitted again? Or does the driver drive the length of the wire and cutting it effects the electronics ?
 

Nanren888

Nov 8, 2015
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The only electroluminescent wire I've used used a low voltage supply, but had a step up converter to higher voltage. That is; the small box sings when running. :)
I've seen multiple references to cutting it. Google it. Just now I found
https://www.instructables.com/community/can-you-cut-el-wire/

The notes usually include: don't short the inner to the outer and seal the end so moisture doesn't get in.
 

Nanren888

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It's never seems as bright as the images and as shown, some colours are brighter than others. But it is fun.
 
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