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    Soldering EL-Sheets

    Got a question, I don't understand how to attach a wire to the el-sheets without destroying them even with a low power 20w soldering iron? And the 1/4" wide sticky backed copper tape, I have no clue what that is for. How am I to attach the copper tape to the el-sheet so that wires can be soldered onto the tape? I've ruined half a sheet trying to figure out how to solder wires to it. Good thing I bought two.

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    Sheets I got came with clips/clamps (or whatever they call them) to attach to the EL-Sheets. Didn't know you can solder to them.

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    Finally got an e-mail back from the company along with some instructions that'll post here. My biggest mistake was that I was letting the copper tape "touch" the white line. As long as the tape does not touch that line it works fine. Thanks for the reply.
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    Also keep in mind you can not let the sheet touch any metal including switches or you will get zapped! Be sure to leave space!
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    Re: Soldering EL-Sheets

    Can you repost the attachment?

    Quote Originally Posted by pylet View Post
    Finally got an e-mail back from the company along with some instructions that'll post here. My biggest mistake was that I was letting the copper tape "touch" the white line. As long as the tape does not touch that line it works fine. Thanks for the reply.

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