Grove - EL Driver

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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.

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Supported EL Wires: EL Wire-Green 3m EL Wire-Red 3m EL Wire-Blue 3m EL Wire-Yellow 3m EL Wire-White 3m Features

Grove compatible interface 3.3V/5V Compatible Integrated Inverter Transformer Input Current: 300mA Max (According to the load) Supported max EL Capacitance: 15nF 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/ Connect the board to PC using USB cable.

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3. Copy the demo code to your sketch, then upload to Arudino or board. Please click here if you do not know how to upload. You will see the LE Wire blink every second.

  • File Name  : GroveELDriverDemoCode.ino
  • Author  : Seeedteam
  • Version  : V1.0
  • Date  : 11/12/2014
  • Description  : Demo code for Grove - EL Driver

  1. 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

} Version Tracker

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