We've heard you, and made a number of improvements to our EL Shield.
The new version adds zero-crossing optoisolated triacs for noise-free
operation and full isolation between the AC and DC sides, and includes
a 1.5A adjustable linear regulator to supply regulated DC to an
external inverter (not included).
EL Escudo Dos is an Arduino shield for controlling up to eight strands
of electroluminescent wire. EL wire is flexible plastic cord that
glows brightly when high-voltage AC is applied to it. It's available
in numerous colors (see the related products below), runs cool, and
requires very little current, but can be difficult to work with
because of the high-voltage requirements. The El Escudo Dos contains
circuitry to safely switch high-voltage AC on and off, allowing you to
create animated displays or whatever else your imagination can come up
In addition to this shield, you will need Arduino headers (see the
related products below), an inverter (a component that generates the
high-voltage AC needed by EL wire), and the EL wire itself. SparkFun
carries two inverters, a 3V-input version that can drive a few feet of
EL wire, and a 12V-input version capable of driving dozens of feet of
EL wire. Choose the one appropriate to your power source and driving
requirements. The shield's built-in regulator comes preset to 3.3V,
but can be set to any voltage by changing two resistors, or bypassed
with a solder jumper to send the Arduino's RAW voltage directly to the
inverter (perfect for 12V setups!). See the tutorial below.
* Eight opto-isolated, zero-crossing control channels
* No library needed - control is as easy as turning a LED on and off
* Shield is compatible with 5V or 3.3V Arduinos
* Integrated 1.5A linear regulator (LM317) to supply regulated DC
power to external inverter
* Linear regulator preset to 3.3V, but can be changed via PTH
resistors, or bypassed entirely
* External inverter required, not included
* Only at Play-Zone: Comes WITH stackable headers, soldering
Links: Example Code 
http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Components/EL/EL_Escudo_Dos/EL_Escudo_Dos_test.ino … more
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