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    riddle me this - 5V or 12V DC to 100V AC inverter

    so i bought this character LCD screen that has EL backlighting ... problem is i need to power it!!! :'( i'm looking for a cheap/decent inverter for this. maybe i can buy one of those EL products from computer modding sites and use that inverter... but its only 90V AC .. will the EL backlight be as bright if i use that? or will it not work at all?

    thanks

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    You have to check the specs for your display's EL backlighting. Check the manufacturer (Matrix Orbital, Densitron, Varitronix, etc) and look for the model's datasheet... When I bought mine from Digikey, it listed the part number for the compatible inverter, which I purchased along. It is very small (about the size of a pair of dices) transformer-like thing. I think inverters used on computer modding are for fluorescent tubes, and they would probably fry your lcd's backlighting!

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