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I am wondering if there's a way to know whether the thermocouple I have is grounded or ungrounded? Would it be fair to assume the ungrounded type would have zero resistance from the negative connector to the shield?
I would expect a shielded device may be have a the shield separate to conductors, this leaves the option open whether to earth ground a device conductor or not, the shield is usually connected to GND at the source end.
Depends on your definition of zero - 0.000000000 (infinite number of zeros)
The point, I was trying to make is that wire has finite resistance, likely in mlilliohms. I had to worry at both extremes with currents from about 2 pA to 3000 A and I had to worry about mV drops near say 400 mV.