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How to change diagram for EL Wire Inverter Answered

As you all know, building it yourself is almost always cheaper! I've been doing a lot with EL Wire recently and I want to make my own inverters since the ones online can be pricey. There seem to be a LOT of ways to make an inverter. I liked this one in particular:

http://www.timercircuitdiagram.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/cqs1263343377k.jpg

What would I need to change to achieve an output of about 200v at about 500hz? I've read that this is optimal for EL wire.

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guyfrom7up (author)2011-01-22

hate to break it to you, but buying it is cheaper, i did the research last week.
well, almost cheaper, and in most cases is cheaper
on sale a suitible inverter transformer costs 2 dollars. plus like 6 or 7 dollar shipping
other circuitry would cost about 30 cents max plus like 5 dollar shipping.

you can buy an inverter plus like a foor of el wire for like 4.50 plus free shipping

so if u build like 10 ud break even, but even then it just doesnt seem like a good deal

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