NEW PRODUCT – 12V EL wire/tape inverter. This is an equivalent inverter to our 2xAA type, except it is a brick that takes 12V input instead of 2 AA batteries. This means its good for ‘fixed’ installations since you can just plug it into a 12V wall adapter. It’s also good for portable projects where you want to have a big battery pack like a 8xAA holder which will last 4-5 times longer than just 2xAA’s. This inverter can drive up to 250 cm of high-brightness EL wire or 60 cm of EL tape.
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