MakerBot Thing-o-matic (optional)
Step 1: Testing the EL Wire
Screw the black/red cable of the inverter to the terminal block. Make sure to connect the red cable to plus (+) and the black to minus (-).
Plug both orange EL wires into the splitter and the splitter into the inverter. Connect the screw terminal block with the power supply.
Plug the cord of the power supply into an outlet. If everything works, the EL wire lights up as shown in the picture and you hear a high pitched sound. This is normal and comes from the inverter.
(If it does not work make sure to unplug the power cord first before you manipulate anything else.)