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    Questions about EL wire

    I have an idea that involves a lot of EL wire but only 8 inches long each section.

    Can I cut EL wire anywhere on the strand and strip some of it back and solder it up? Does it actually need to be soldered or can I twist it with other wire? How much will say 4 D cell batteries last with about 30 feet of EL wire? Or is there some conversion I can find and do some number crunching?

    Anything else I need to know about EL wire?

    Thanks for the help


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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    No idea. But pre-dial 9-1 and have a fire extinguisher handy. You sound like a local news story waiting to happen.




    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I have an idea that involves a lot of EL wire but only 8 inches long each section.

    Can I cut EL wire anywhere on the strand and strip some of it back and solder it up? Does it actually need to be soldered or can I twist it with other wire? How much will say 4 D cell batteries last with about 30 feet of EL wire? Or is there some conversion I can find and do some number crunching?

    Anything else I need to know about EL wire?

    Thanks for the help



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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    No idea. But pre-dial 9-1 and have a fire extinguisher handy. You sound like a local news story waiting to happen.
    Father was has a bachelors in EE from ISU, and was an electrician for 12 years. I think I'll be ok


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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Father was has a bachelors in EE from ISU, and was an electrician for 12 years. I think I'll be ok
    then ask him. derp



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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    then ask him. derp
    Waiting for him to come home and I don't even know if he's ever worked with EL wire. Just seeing if anyone on here could answer


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    Re:Questions about EL wire

    I'd just twist it and wrap it in electrical tape.



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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Father was has a bachelors in EE from ISU, and was an electrician for 12 years. I think I'll be ok


    It must skip a generation.



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    Re: Questions about EL wire

    Gotta get dad on Cyclone Fanatic!


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