I have a metal part whose temperature I want to monitor with a K type thermocouple. This part screws into the machine it's a part of for periodic removal and reattachment. For my purposes, I can just use some Kapton tape to attach the thermocouple to the outside of the part, but screwing and unscrewing the part in and out of the machine would be awkward given the long wire the thermocouple is attached to. If I cut the wire so there's just a short pigtail hanging from the part, attach a thermocouple connector to it and the remaining, original wire, I could unplug the thermocouple when I need to remove the part, and then plug it in again when the part is reattached, with a lot less bother from the pigtail when screwing/unscrewing the part . Would cutting the wire and reconnecting it through the connectors compromise the signal? Thanks.
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