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Thanks. Could you point me to a circuit that you know is working? Most of the high voltage inverters I found use some transistors and a transformer (I doubt there was a transformer in there).

EDIT: Now I have the name I'm doing a bit of research. Technicaly an EL panel is a capacitor which if has to be feed with a alternate sginal would make it a unpolarized capacitor. But wikipedia doesn't talk about inverting the DC and my panel is polarized....
The only thing that's clear is that it requires high voltage.

EDIT 2: Nevermind. It needs an inverter as you pointed out. I've found a manufacturer page with information:
http://www.seiko-precision.com.hk/html/el-catalogue.html

However I want to know how can I drive the panel without a transformer.... (cause there wan't none)

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