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Modding Do you just cut EL wire yourself?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Vault-Tec, 14 Jan 2018.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    30 Aug 2015
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    I need a strip of EL wire 189mm long. If I bought a 1m strip do I just cut it with say, a pair of scissors? how does it work?
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

    23 Oct 2001
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    Yes, but it needs to be a sharp, clean cut so the outer corona wire (red in the picture) doesn't short with the copper core wire. You then need to strip back a bit of the two outer sleeves and phosphor coating to connect power wires to the corona wire and copper core. Solder the wires on and then seal with heat shrink (you can get a transparent variety) and a blob of hot glue.


    There's lots of how-to's on the web.

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