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    Default Pid, thermocouple help

    I am working on a new tempering set up, pid controlled deep fat fryer.

    My question is, can I chop off the spade connector off of my thermocouple and screw the wires to the back of the pid controller.

    I am thinking of course I can, but I might be missing something.

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    Why not buy a female coupler and wire it to the PID and you can use the thermocouple with both tools?

    As in: Universal Female Thermocouple Connector:Universal Female Thermocouple Connector Mates with Standard Round Pin Male or Subminiature Flat Pin Male Connectors - USTW-T-F

    Or buy a dedicated thermocouple for the PID.

    One of the sales fellows at Omega turned out to be a blacksmith. When I called once, I benefitted from a lecture on the lifetime and degradation of thermocouples. Now I tend to buy them two to four at a time and keep one set aside as the "test" unit when I suspect that the frequently used TC is beginning to give a suspect reading. They do fall into the category of a consumed item rather than a permanent tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    There you go thinking again

    I was only thinking of only one way to solve the problem.

    Thanks for your help. part ordered

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    Well, at least now I know that pid stands for more than pelvic inflammatory disease, so thanks for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Well, at least now I know that pid stands for more than pelvic inflammatory disease, so thanks for that.
    This, almost made me die from coffee....

    Sounds like a pretty neat project, don't forget the process pics we all love so dearly!

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    No one could ever accuse Ron of spending a little too much time in the lab...

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    not a problem mate
    I did this with mine as my thermocouples had the forked connectors like yours & I changed them to the K type plug
    the actual wires on mine are very small & I had to solder them to the pins for the plug
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