EL panel drawing too much current?
I am using a small 3v inverter with a 3.7v battery and powering small shapes. I have a volt meter going on my project and I will turn it on and it lights up fine reading about 4.1v (freshly charged li-ion) then randomly it seems it will just shut off and the voltage will instantly drop to 0.50 of a volt to 1.50v and won't turn on. Then a few seconds later it will jump back up to 4v and will work just fine...until it does it again. It does it randomly it seems. Does anyone with EL experience know why this could be happening? There aren't any loose connections or anything the only thing I can think of is the EL is drawing too much current causing the li-ion PCB to shut off possibly?? I don't have much experience with EL lighting. Does anyone else have any other possible explanations to what is happening?? Thank you!