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Offline gldavison

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thermocouple
« on: June 11, 2020, 02:46:17 PM »
I purchased one of these thermocouple's some time back.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UWVZAY8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has 9 feet of lead, and I only need about 1 foot.  Is it OK to cut this down with out effecting the reading.

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Re: thermocouple
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 03:08:46 PM »
Yes but don't damage the insulation on the wires and make sure both wires are the same length or it will influence the accuracy of the measurement.

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Re: thermocouple
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 07:38:59 PM »
The length won't make any difference. There is no current flowing and the thermoelectric voltages occur at the interfaces between different metals, not within the bulk material of the conductors.