Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled
And that's what came, whether we like it or not.
Is there anyone (other than complete buyers who are now bitter that they paid $4 more for the same fan) that is actually upset that the people (like me) who ordered barebones fans got tach's on our fans and didn't get the connectors? Seriously? 3 pin connectors and pins, ~$5 total vs tach sensor and wires, a lot more than $5. What's wrong with that other than having to crimp on your own pins... I'll take it every day of the week. Makes the wait almost worthwhile
Not me. The trouble I have with the wires is removing the insulation. I tried to sleeve a fan once and couldn't get the insulation off without also removing a mass of wires.
I tried wire-strippers and that didn't work. I tried to melt some of the insulation and then pull it off. That also didn't work.
I had my father try it. He worked with a local telephone company almost his entire life, from stringing cable, to cable repair and troubleshooting. I've laid down on the street, watching him splicing hundreds of wires while working at the bottom of a man-hole. He couldn't do anything with these small fan wires. He tried stripping them exactly the same way I've watched him stripping those telephone wires, with no luck at all. Back when he was still working, telephone wires used almost pure copper that wasn't the least bit brittle. I don't know the composition of the wires today, but they definitely aren't the same material that was used back then. They're brittle and break far too easily.
If the connectors crimp on, through the insulation, then I'd have no trouble with bare wire fans at all. I'd also start sleeving all of my cables.
Besides that, I wanted the tach-sensors. I also wanted to be able to plug the fans in immediately and see if they worked properly. I didn't want to wonder if I screwed up the connectors myself or if the fans, if they didn't work, were the problem.
Everybody says these fans are already quite cheap even with the connectors. No. I don't have any problem with the extra cost.
BUT, who's gonna replace any fans that don't work? There will be some, you know? So who covers RMA's?