Originally Posted by ehume
If a company could get a batch of fans with rpm sensors at the price of fans without sensors, it would buy the lower priced fans and simply assign some employees to solder wires. Nidec has no incentive to provide such incentives to others. My bet is that the sensors and the circuitry to support them will not be in the bare bones fans.
People who want the sensors would best buy the more expensive fan. There might be a less expensive way to provide pins and plugs.
No, they wouldn't. Between training the employees and the higher cost of labor in North America the added cost would not be worth it. Add in the fact that any mistakes that are made hurt your profit and you have something that almost no business would be willing to do.
For the price premium they charge, it just isn't worth the headache.