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EL Wire bend radius?
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EL Wire bend radius?

by regisd on Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:23 pm

Question about the EL wire - are there constraints on bend radius? I'm not looking to crimp it at a corner, but how tight a bend should I be able to do safely? I'd rather not start off making the last inch or three of my EL wire into a sacrificial test subject. Thanks!

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Re: EL Wire bend radius?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:04 pm

It will handle about a 1/4" (6mm) radius bend. But it won't tolerate too much repetitive flexing at that radius.

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Re: EL Wire bend radius?

by regisd on Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:13 pm

Excellent. I'm looking at doing a design on a bag, so I don't expect much flexing at those bends. Thanks!

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