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Most of the standard EL Drivers have been designed as portable units for occasional uses of at most 4-6 hours at a time
Excel Drivers on the other hand, have been designed for EL Wire applications where the EL Driver will be running daily for 8 hours +
These also have a great advantage over standard EL Driver in that they are completely silent
We have a range of Excel Drivers that can power from between 15metres right up to 300metres of EL Wire.
This Excel Driver is rated to drive between 30metres and 100metres of Standard EL Wire (20m - 50m ULTRA EL Wire)
We have found it is impossible to guess how you will be using our EL Wire, EL Tape and Drivers, so you will see on this website we have tried to give you as many choices as possible.
This driver is no exceptions as it also has a range of power inputs that cover most potential uses, please choose one of these from the dropdown menu:
1) NO EXTERNAL CONNECTOR
maybe you have your own 12V 5.5mm/2.1mm input you want to use, perhaps you will be using one of the 2-way power splitters, or will you be cutting off the connector and using the bare wires?
Whatever your reason, this option gives you just the driver (as in the pic above) - without any external power connectors like the rest of these listed below...
Perfect if you already have your own 12V battery to run this driver
3) Battery Box
This 8xAA Battery Box will plug straight into the driver. It is fairly large (63mm X 58mm X 30mm) but will make this EL Driver portable
This 3 x 18650 Rechargeable Battery Box will plug straight into the driver. It is fairly large (63mm X 58mm X 30mm) and the leads for the output are 15cm long but will make this EL Driver portable.
These small but powerful Li-ion batteries come in a range of sizes, but for this size of driver it is recommended to use the largest 5000mAh
5000mAh: 250g (5.3cm x 5.8cm x 3.9cm)
All of these Li-ion Batteries come with an intelligent recharger
This handy PSU can be used to make this EL Driver powered off of Mains Electricity (UK, US or Euro plugs are available)
If you're thinking of running two of these units off of one power source, then get yourself one of these splitters.
Please note this is a Splitter from the Battery to the Driver, so you would only need one Battery pack for 2 x Drivers.
Most people also use Splitters that come from the Driver to the EL Wire (so you only need 1 x Driver for many EL Wires) - you can get those types of EL WIRE SPLITTERS HERE
*If you want more than one of the power connector mentioned above for your EL Driver,
They can all be found in our Accessories section, or just click the description you want and be taken to its own page*
you can use this Remote Control Unit by plugging the Controller between the Power Source and the Driver
You can use several different controllers with just one hand-held remote unit if you want to switch several different drivers at once
The Remote Control Unit is not available on the drop down options above - please click on the link to get the full details of this handy EL Accessory and add it to your basket
Of course, the EL Wire being driven by this unit does not have to be in one single piece
you could for example use 100x 3m pieces of EL Wire and daisychain lots of splitters and extenders together to get the effect you need
(It is only the EL Wire that counts towards its 300m capacity - using many metres of splitters and extenders do not effect the amount of EL Wire it can make glow)
** REMEMBER TO SWITCH OFF THE EL DRIVER AND NOT JUST UNPLUG THE EL WIRES FROM THE DRIVER - The EL Driver will keep running while it is attached to a power source even if there is EL Wire or EL Tape attached to it or not**
*All the EL wire we supply comes with a connector so they plug straight into the driver*
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EL wire has loads of uses
It looks amazing when decorating the interior or exterior of cars, can be used inside and outside houses and can even be threaded into clothes and hats
It is a cliche to say you are only limited by your imagination but with EL wire it is true!!!
If you have not seen it before it is like a really long glowstick that lasts around 5,000 hours
We're sure you will be amazed - feel free to message me with any questions