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Way to extend temp sensor line?

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Hello fellow OCNers!

Question. I have 4 temp sensors as seen here:



They are in my front bays in acrylic plates. I have my radiator mounted off the back of my PC as shown here:



The problem is I want to put a temp sensor into part of the radiator to monitor since I have all my rad fans on fan controllers. The temp sensor line is just not long enough. The wire is connected internally into the sensor. It isn't a plug or anything. Is there anyway I can extend it? Is it just regular copper wire in there or is it some type of special wire? If it is just copper I should be able to splice some in there right?
Please let me know if you have a moment. Thank you very much for your time!
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post #3 of 5
You can extend it, but I highly recommend you solder and shrinkwrap for best connection. The temp sensors are just variable resistors and if you change the resistance of your signal wire you could alter readings.

Edit: Or just get a replacement like said after.
Edited by Tw34k - 4/1/11 at 10:54pm
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for water temps you can get one of these:http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...ers-Page1.html
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It would be trivial to cut the middle of the wire and insert an extension. As others have said the temperature sensors those LCDs use are resistive based so you don't want to change the resistance by any significant amount. As long as you use solder on the connections you shouldn't have a problem with it.
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