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Okay I got these in the mail, and stupid me I didn't read on the site that all San Ace fans are bare wires.

I don't have a crimping tool nor even know where to get some fast (Canada), so I took a couple of already crimped ones, cut, stripped some bare wires and then solder that and the San Ace fans together. How "safe" is this? I put some sleeving + heatshrink over the bare wires so it doesn't short anything as well.

Also where can I find a good crimping tool and some 3pin connectors to crimp onto the wires? Canada would be best

Thanks.
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It's safe the way you did it. I've done this with dozens of fans, and as long as the red and black wires are shielded, your fine.
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you should be all good as long as the wires are shielded.
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I did it this way on my first San Aces, before I discovered the supplies for pins that I could crimp on. Check out this thread.

I highly recommend 1/8-inch heatshrink tubing for the individual wires. You can get some at Radio Shack or Home Depot.

You can get more fan tails here.

If you do much of this kind of thing, PPCS has supplies.

So, what fans did you get? Clearly they weren't 9G1212H1011's. They're available retail.
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