EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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Chris_SK
 
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EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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I purchased two mini inverters, put a varta CR2032 battery in it. Sadly it doesn't seem to work (connected a 50cm wire on it, which works with other invertes), and the other issue is, I can't seem to be able to get the battery out of it, it's stuck in there tightly. Because of the stuck battery I didn't try the other one out.
Any advice?

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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Have you checked the battery voltage with a multimeter?

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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Managed to remove the battery from the device.
I haven't measured the voltage, because I have no tools for it, but what I did is:
I inserted the same battery in another 3V mini inverter and connected it to the same 50cm wire.
Seems to work. I aslo tried the adafruit devices with a brand new duracel battery. No response.
(While the other device works fine this time as well)

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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The two inverters mentioned in the first post were both these?
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1350

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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yes.
I guess it should be this simple:
Put battery in device, attach EL wire, press the little button.
Rigth?

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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Yep, it should be. Sounds like one of the inverters is bad. Let's just replace it.

Send an email to support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and your order number and they can send you a replacement Coin Cell Mini Inverter.

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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My wording must have been misleading.
Both of the 'ada inverters' seem to be not working.
What I managed to do was: connect the same battery and same EL cable to a different producers inverter, and it worked fine. But when I put the same battery and connect it to the same cable, none of the ada inverters seem to power the wire to light up. (Don't even hear the electricity 'squeak')

Either both are faulty, or I'm doing something wrong.
Can make a quick recording, if needed.

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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What EL wire product is being used? Can you link to a product page.

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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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we checked these when we first got them but we'll check them again today - do you mind taking a pic of the top/bottom of the inverters that don't work? that way we can also tell which version you received.


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Re: EL Wire Coin Cell Mini Inverter not working

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thanks, we verified our stock doesnt work :( not sure why they stopped! thank you for alerting us, right now we can only refund since we have no working ones. email support@adafruit for the refund

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