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At the same time we have paid for a fan without RPM reporting, and it looks like we are getting RPM reporting... I can't see that Nidec would attach a wire if the RPM reporting did not work.

I'm not complaining; I would be snipping the connector off anyway to wire it straight into my rad wiring harness.
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Where on Earth did you get that idea? People are having trouble just adding connectors. Think what it'd be like if they had to solder wires on the fan itself!
Would someone please confirm if the tach wire is functional? I ordered the completes, but if the tach wires are functional I'd still like to know whether I got ripped off or not.

I never bothered to read what barebones was in the first place. I had assumed it meant no wires at all (because that would be cheaper, I didn't imagine that the little 3 pin connector would make a $4 difference). Nidec won't have changed the pcb so the solder point will still be there for the tach wire. So if a tach wire is included I'd be 99% sure it's hooked up to the right solder point.
     
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So the price was raised so that the KK series connectors would come installed.... and now they're not?
Someone please explain.
Curious about this as well, though at this point I've already bought the connectors and for the extra ten bucks on my $90 order I'm not going to complain. I'll just take the fans and put this behind me...
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At the same time we have paid for a fan without RPM reporting, and it looks like we are getting RPM reporting... I can't see that Nidec would attach a wire if the RPM reporting did not work.
I'm not complaining; I would be snipping the connector off anyway to wire it straight into my rad wiring harness.
The plot thickens biggrin.gif
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I never bothered to read what barebones was in the first place. I had assumed it meant no wires at all (because that would be cheaper, I didn't imagine that the little 3 pin connector would make a $4 difference). Nidec won't have changed the pcb so the solder point will still be there for the tach wire. So if a tach wire is included I'd be 99% sure it's hooked up to the right solder point.
Originally there was discussion that the monitoring circuitry would not be on the PCBs even though there may be a solder point for the RPM lead. Given that this barebones model does have the yellow wire on it, I would assume that Nidec manufactured them with the RPM sensor installed. No way to know for sure until someone can confirm it out of the batch. Since it's a custom batch I'd say is possible that the sensor is there. As a barebones buyer I'm definitely interested biggrin.gif
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Alright, update for you guys. I managed to get my fans wired up and tested. Here's what I did:

I took some extensions I had sitting in a drawer and snipped off the male end. I was then left with 3 bare wires on both my fans and the connector. I slipped on some heatshrink and twisted the wires together, which left me with this:

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Then, I used some solder to add some bulk to the connection and to secure the wires better. After that, I shrunk the heatshrink, and was left with this:

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Simple and effective, just the way I like it smile.gif

The tach sensor is definitely working, and seems to be accurate. Here's Speedfan with one of my AP-15s (outlined in red):

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And here's Speedfan with one of the AP-00s (same port, still outlined in red):

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That was the slowest of the 6 fans I received. One of them ran in the 2150-2160rpm range, three in the 2140-2150rpm range, one in the 2120-2130rpm range, and one (the one pictured) in the 2100-2110rpm range. Not too bad of a spread.

So, it looks like the tach sensors are working, and the fans are working as advertised. They're VERY slightly louder than my AP-15s, but seem to push a good amount more air, as well. The sound is obviously higher pitched, but I think they sound nice with the rest of my AP-15s in there, adding a bit of smoothness.

Finally, I leave you with a very simple wiring diagram. Should be easy enough to follow tongue.gif

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PS: To pre-empt some silly questions, the 3835 rpm CPU fan is actually my pump. Also, the 128C HDD is my Corsair Force 3 SSD, which instead of reporting 0 reports 128 as temperature, even though there's not actually a temp sensor in it.

PPS: In fact, just ignore all those temps. I have no idea where they're coming from, as my CPU is most certainly not running at -60C.
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Dont care if theres no connector. Just happy to hear that I might be getting my fans soon.
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Dont care if theres no connector. Just happy to hear that I might be getting my fans soon.

This. Sorta sucks for the Completes people, but at this point, I'll take what I can get (especially if it's better than originally expected). Hopefully the Completes people get something even better to make them worth the extra price. smile.gif
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This. Sorta sucks for the Completes people, but at this point, I'll take what I can get (especially if it's better than originally expected). Hopefully the Completes people get something even better to make them worth the extra price. :)

$9 for a GT-2150 with tach is such a steal, even with the wait(IMO). Hopefully the completes come with a nice PWM surprise. thumbsupsmiley.png

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$9 for a GT-2150 with tach is such a steal, even with the wait(IMO). Hopefully the completes come with a nice PWM surprise. thumbsupsmiley.png

If the completes have PWM that's an incredible deal. They'll be some of the only PWM Gentle Typhoons out there.
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What is PWM? redface.gif
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PWM = Pulse Width Modulation

 

And folks, the AP's don't have PWM circuitry. I've tried.

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