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03-30-2006, 09:47 AM
does the el lightsaber with blade have the power up and power down feature and what does the inverter do?

03-30-2006, 10:38 AM

No. It goes On and Off.

The inverter converts DC Voltage from a battery - usually 9 to 18 volts - and converts it to a High Frequncy Alternating Current.
Example 12 volts DC becomes 250 volts 4Khz AC with a very low amperage (I feel deja vu, must be a glitch in the Matrix).

I'm just guessing at the voltage output of Tim's inverters.

AC current is required to excite the Electroluminescent coating on the wire.

Lightsaber Warning Label: "CAUTION: Do NOT attempt to sharpen blade."

03-30-2006, 10:41 AM
thanks for the info

03-30-2006, 10:47 AM
Thanks vadeblade but all of that is in the FAQ and EL description...

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">From the FAQ

How do I get that up/down blade action?
This is not possible with EL. It is possible with an LED if you use the 3W driver offered in the store.[/br]<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

<center>Read the FAQ (http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/sabers/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=552) or x-wing won't be happy. :(
Before posting did you check the Thread Index (http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/sabers/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=577)?