CHASING Adaptable Driver for up to 15m EL Wire



  • Only for use with CHASING EL Wire.
  • A powerful driver to make between 2 and 15m of standard Chasing EL Wire or 5m ULTRA Chasing EL Wire.
  • Can adjust the speed of the chasing effect.
  • Range of power supplies from mains, to batteries, to direct 12v connection etc.



This adaptable EL Driver only works for CHASING EL Wire

With this Driver you can adjust the speed of the chasing wire

Ultra chasing el wire

It is a powerful Driver and is suitable for up to 15 metres of Chasing EL Wire or 5m ULTRA Chasing EL Wire
It is always best practice to connect the EL Wire to to the Driver before activating the Driver. This will avoid damaging if it is inadvertently switched on without the wire connected to it.

chasing el wire

As explained in detail below, these Adaptable Drivers are very versatile with a whole selection of Power inputs (Mains, Batteries, Direct 12v etc)

Its dimensions are: 5cm x 4cm x 4cm (L x W x H) and weighs 80g.


1. Switch On, (to first position), ensuring that you have the EL Wire attached, as not having it attached when switching the Driver on can burn the Driver out.
2. The first position is ON and normal chasing speed.
3. Slide the switch to the last position and the Chasing EL Wire will move between speeding up and slowing down.
4. Watch the speed and when you see the speed that you want the EL Wire to chase at, move the switch back to the first position and it will lock the speed you want to use.

This Driver does have an On/Off Switch

EL Driver Options:

We have found it is impossible to guess how you will be using the 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 exception as it also has a range of power inputs that hopefully cover most uses:


adaptable chasing inverter for Chasing EL Wire

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?

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…

2) Crocodile Clips

crocodile clips

Perfect if you already have your own 12V battery to run this driver

3) 8xAA Battery Box


This 8xAA Battery Box will plug straight into the driver. It is fairly large (127mm x 72mm x 19mm) but will make this EL Driver portable

4) 3 x 18650 Rechargeable Battery Box


This 3×18650 Rechargeable Battery Box will plug straight into the driver. It is fairly large (76mm x 60mm x 19mm) and the leads for the output are 15cm long but will make this EL Driver portable.

5) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

rechargable li-ion battery

Much smaller and lighter than the Battery Box, these powerful Li-ion batteries come in a range of sizes

1000mAh: 81g (6.5cm x 3.7cm x 1.8cm)

1800mAh (square): 145g (5.6cm x 3.8cm x 3.1cm)

3000mAh: 172g (7.3cm x 5.6cm x 2.2cm)

5000mAh: 265g (6.0cm x 5.8cm x 3.9cm)

All of these Li-ion Batteries come with an intelligent recharger

6) Mains Powered

mains PSU for EL Wire

This handy PSU can be used to make this EL Driver powered off of Mains Electricity (UK, US or Euro plugs are available)

7) Car Lighter Adaptor

This adaptor plugs into the car lighter socket. It is fused and ends with a 5.5mm/2.1mm jack plug so it can be used with any of our 12v Drivers or accessories

8) 2 way Splitter for 12V Power Input (5.5mm)

2 to 1 splitter for 12v 2.1mm 5.5mm adapter

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*

 1m extender for 12v

12v 1m extender

you can use this 1m Extender by connecting the extender between the Power Source and the Driver

The 1m Extender is not available in the drop down menu above – please click on the link to get the full details of this handy EL Accessory and add it to your basket

Remote Control

12v remote control

you can use this Remote Control Unit by connecting the Controller between the Power Source and the Driver

You can use several controllers with just one hand-held remote unit if you want to switch several drivers at once

The Remote Control Unit is not available in the drop down menu above – please click on the link to get the full details of this handy EL Accessory and add it to your basket

*All the EL wire we supply comes with a connector, so they plug straight into the Driver*

el wire and el tape

EL wire has loads of uses

It looks amazing when decorating the interior or exterior of cars, can be used inside and outside of the home and can even be threaded into clothes and hats

It is a cliché 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 glow stick that lasts over 5,000 hours

We’re sure you will be amazed – feel free to message us with any questions you may have.

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