Grove - EL Driver

Introduction

Grove - EL Driver is designed for driving EL Wires. It integrates a very small inverter to drive the EL Wire, so you can easily light up the EL Wire with just one single Grove cable.

Version Tracker

Revision Descriptions Release
v1.0 Initial public release Dec 11, 2014

Supported EL Wires:

Features

  • Grove compatible interface
  • 3.3V/5V Compatible
  • Integrated Inverter Transformer
  • Input Current: 300mA Max (According to the load)
  • Supported max EL Capacitance: 15nF

Tip

More details about Grove modules please refer to Grove System

Usage

Here we show how to use Arduino to control the state of the LED.

  1. Connect the Grove - EL Driver to Base Shield’s digital port 2 with 4pin Grove Cable. Of course you can change to other valid digital ports if it’s necessary and the definitions of the port should be changed too. Connect a EL Wire to EL Driver J1 port with the given cable in product package.

  2. Plug it onto the Arduino/Seeeduino. Connect the board to PC using USB cable.

  3. Copy the demo code to your sketch, then upload to Arudino or Seeeduino board. You will see the EL Wire blink every second.

/*************************   2014 Seeedstudio   **************************
* File Name          : GroveELDriverDemoCode.ino
* Author             : Seeedteam
* Version            : V1.0
* Date               : 11/12/2014
* Description        : Demo code for Grove - EL Driver
*************************************************************************/
 
#define ELPin 2 //connect EL Driver to digital pin2
void setup() {                
  // initialize the digital pin2 as an output.
  pinMode(ELPin, OUTPUT);     
}
 
void loop() {
  digitalWrite(ELPin, HIGH);   // set the EL Wire on
  delay(500);               // for 500ms
  digitalWrite(ELPin, LOW);   // set the EL Wire off
  delay(500);
}

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