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Hey all,

I bought a G 1/4" temperature reader from SWC, here: Sensor

Question is: thats got a 2 pin female connection on the end... how do i hook it up to my lcd thermometer so i can get the display out of it?

LCD Thermometer

The display ends in a small copper-ish lead to put on a heatsink or something of the sort, so is it as simple as cutting that off and wiring it into the water temp sensor or is there a more sinister process in my future?
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Hey all,

I bought a G 1/4" temperature reader from SWC, here: Sensor

Question is: thats got a 2 pin female connection on the end... how do i hook it up to my lcd thermometer so i can get the display out of it?

LCD Thermometer

The display ends in a small copper-ish lead to put on a heatsink or something of the sort, so is it as simple as cutting that off and wiring it into the water temp sensor or is there a more sinister process in my future?
You've got it....I just cut off the tape thermal probe on the read-out and solder on a 3-pin molex to 2 of the pins so you can socket it into the probes 2-pin female fitting....You can just solder the wires all together to, i like being able to dis-connect with out cutting my wires...

I like them, I just silicone it into a T , and then heat-shrink it on in..Get the tip into the flow just enough to break the waters surface....I have one before my rad and one after, if I only had one I would put it right after the rad, that way you can see what your rad out to ambient delta is...I try to keep mine well below 5C tops...I like 1-3C a lot better...
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Thanks for the reply, i just did the procedure a few minutes ago forgetting to check the thread..

You must've come to me in a vision... i actually used one of those two pin pwm connectors on the end of the lcd, and it plugs right into the end of the temp probe

and erm... im sticking it in the back of CD's waterfall Res, as its at the end of the loop, so im curious as to what the temps are after adding cpu and nb together. At some point though, one will have to go right after the Res.
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I'm glad you pinned it......I like having temp probes in my loop, as long as they aren't very restrictive, these like were using aren't any worse then just having a T in the loop..

I'd like to eventually have one before the CPU and one after, and one in the res...But other then the one in the res its kind of a lot of restriction for a flow freak like me......If I get under 2.5gpm or so I start freaking out...
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