In previous sections, it was stated that load cells benefit from the use of six-wire cables because these cables have sensors that react to the effects of changes in excitation voltage. However, the cable from the load cell is a four-wire cable. Why is this? Temperature alters the resistance of cable from the load cell. If the temperature rises, the voltage applied to the load cell drops and so does the output voltage. So, how is this problem solved? The load cell compensates for temperature changes internally and this includes changes in cable resistance. In other words, the cable from the load cell is part of the load cell. That is why a cable from the load cell must never cut. If the cable is too long, bundle it near the load cell.