Hello, This is my first post in these forums. Thank you ahead of time for any advice I can get on this subject. This may be an easy answer, I'm just new to circuits and am having a hard time with this one. I have a very basic setup in which I'm trying to turn on an EL wire using a transistor as a switch. I've got the transistor hooked up to the 12 V inverter. I've got a PNP transistor and it more or less works but the voltage that comes out of the transistor is only around 6 volts when I try to control it with a 5v signal and thus the EL wire is very dim. If I omit the control signal going into the transistor and instead just hook up a couple AA batteries to the base of the transistor instead, I get the desired 12V output. Could this be a limitation of not enough current saturating the transistor?