Help identifying a problem with chest display

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    Help identifying a problem with chest display

    Hey guys,

    I have the chest display pictured here and it is awesome except for the high pitched squeeling noise when it is on. Does anyone know how to fix this or even who the maker is so I can ask them? Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    interesting... good question... no idea.

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    maybe JC27 could help hes electronic savy

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    What you have there is an el (electroluminescent) panel. The squeal you hear is from the inverter that drives it. They all produce that sound and I have never heard of a way of making them quieter except for wrapping it up in something to insulate the sound.

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    Jango Fett, Boba Fett, Whining Fett. That stinks man....no electrical engineer here, but googling brings up some engineering examples. None look very good though....needs something added to it in a manner that would draw that current away from the components that produce the noise. Seems like that would affect the lighting also with the current draw?
    Last edited by syllander; Apr 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM.

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    Maybe it's a nerd alarm.

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    Dave, you must've heard it going off then?

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    I've never messed with one of those before, so I don't know how much help I would be. I do know the noise your talking about, I have an old timex indiglo alarm clock that does it when you hit the night light button. From the reading I did on it, it seems that you are kind of stuck because of the need of the panel to bump up the power to light it, which is where the noise is coming from.
    It does look nice and simple though, too bad it's loud.

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    syllander said: View Post
    Dave, you must've heard it going off then?

    Oh burn!

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    Re: Help identifying a problem with chest display

    syllander said: View Post
    Dave, you must've heard it going off then?
    Its not a Dooooche Alarm...

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    Crud, I feel a "For Sale Thread" coming on. This booger is LOUD!

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    FettFanatic said: View Post
    What you have there is an el (electroluminescent) panel. The squeal you hear is from the inverter that drives it. They all produce that sound and I have never heard of a way of making them quieter except for wrapping it up in something to insulate the sound.


    Thanks brother, I would be a little weary of heat build up if I insulate it too much "Who set theat Fett on fire..."
    Last edited by Boomer Fett; Apr 21, 2014 at 10:59 AM.

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