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      10-04-2012 03:12 PM #1
      I have some of EL wire, running off a small battery pack, but it only has a short run of wire from the battery pack, to where the EL wire is.

      If I want to simply extend the wire from the battery pack, can I just splice in some new wire? I was thinking lamp cord would do the job, would it? If lamp cord is no good, then what would work? I don't want to extend the part that glows / lights up, just the wire from the battery pack to the start of the glowing wire. One runs on a 9V battery, the other on 3 AA batteries.

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      10-06-2012 03:08 PM #2
      Lamp wire will be fine. You might get wire even cheaper @ home depot. Look for doorbell transformer wire, its twisted pair and much thinner. Probably cheaper.
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      10-10-2012 01:27 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by naiku View Post
      I have some of EL wire, running off a small battery pack, but it only has a short run of wire from the battery pack, to where the EL wire is.

      If I want to simply extend the wire from the battery pack, can I just splice in some new wire? I was thinking lamp cord would do the job, would it? If lamp cord is no good, then what would work? I don't want to extend the part that glows / lights up, just the wire from the battery pack to the start of the glowing wire. One runs on a 9V battery, the other on 3 AA batteries.

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      advertising wire too much?

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      10-10-2012 03:24 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by mraguilar View Post
      advertising wire too much?
      LOL, I did not even notice that. I had originally posted the question over at DIYMA.com, then just copied and pasted over to here. I guess they have something in their forum software to put the links in.

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