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Does anyone know if you can control EL (electroluminescent) wire with a Prop-1?

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT STRIP, 5" X 1" | AllElectronics.com

Says it works with 120VAC, customer comments confirm it, but say it works better with an inverter.

you can use the PROP-1 and the RC-4 (plus its relays) to switch 120VAC to it:

EFX-TEK :: Prop-1 Controller
EFX-TEK :: RC-4 (SSR) Relay Control Board
EFX-TEK :: Crydom Solid State Relay

If you use an inverter to power the EL Strip:

POWER SUPPLY FOR EL STRIPS | AllElectronics.com

you can just switch the +12 volts that the inverter requires, directly with the PROP-1 and you don't need the RC-4 and relays.
 

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Thanks. The 12v inverter says it takes 470mA, and I believe the Prop-1 can only handle 200-250mA. Is there a way to work around this? Or is there an inverter out there that only takes 200mA?
 

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You can actually drive 500ma if you are only driving one thing. If you are using the TTL level inputs/outputs for sensors or servos or even LEDs then the 500ma is only for the ULN2803 not for your other stuff.

you can also add a relay to the PROP-1's output:

MINIATURE 12 VDC RELAY | AllElectronics.com

this will limit the current draw on the PROP-1.
 
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