Revisiting the EL Panel and the True Meaning of RMS

So, I’ve got a little time before I need to start packing, and I thought it would be well used investigating a theory I had about the EL panel.  It turns out that my theory was wrong, but that might be a good thing.

So as you might recall, I specifically decided to use a 120V square wave to drive my EL panel instead of a 120V sine wave assuming that it wouldn’t make a difference.  Well, there is a very important distinction to be made between these two types of waveforms, and I decided to investigate exactly if and how that disctinction affected my circuit.

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