Can a sensor cable be shortened?

Sometimes, an old cable can be replaced with a new, shorter cable.

Sometimes, an existing cable can be shortened by cutting the ends off. However, there are a few issues that could be encountered when doing this:

  • Some sensors have bridge completion resistors at the pigtail end.
  • Some sensors are calibrated to length.
  • Sometimes the color in the insulation may not be the same as that visible at the pigtail end.

Because of the potential issues, do not cut the ends off any sensor cable without first contacting Campbell Scientific to discuss the sensor in detail.

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