A DC pedestal fan is a type of electric fan that is powered by direct current (DC) electricity, rather than alternating current (AC) electricity. DC pedestal fans typically have a motor that is powered by a DC power source, such as a battery or a solar panel, is cheaper and quieter to run. Today we'll look at the best DC pedestal fans you can buy in NZ.
They are designed to be portable and can be used in a variety of settings, including homes, offices, and outdoor spaces. DC pedestal fans are often more energy efficient than AC pedestal fans, as they do not require a power conversion process to operate. They may also be equipped with features such as variable speed control and oscillation, and can be adjusted to provide a range of airflow patterns.
Best DC Pedestal Fans
1. Goldair 40cm DC Pedestal Fan With Wi-Fi
The Goldair 40cm DC Pedestal Fan runs at an extremely quiet volume. The unit has a tilt-able head, which can be set at several angles and the fan operates using an oscillating function, working to keep an entire room cool.
There are 12 separate speeds at which the fan runs. The unit comes with a 7.5 hour programmable timer and a handy remote control.
The fan features a DC fan motor, which is very quiet and energy efficient. As an added feature the unit has Wi-Fi connectivity and so can be controlled from any room in the house using the dedicated app.
The Goldair DC Pedestal Fan runs on 40W of power and a current of 240VAC 50Hz. The assembled device weighs 5.3kg. The diameter of the fan unit is 40cm and the stand height is adjustable. It comes with a manufacturer warranty of 12 months.
2. Kogan DC Motor Pedestal Fan
The Kogan DC Motor Pedestal Fan has 75 degree oscillation, helping to keep every inch a room cool.
The user has three programmed modes to choose from. When normal mode is in use, the fan will function as per usual. Natural mode works to create the impression of a natural breeze, with a calm and restoring air flow.
Sleep mode can be selected at night it is extremely quiet and can be programmed to periodically drop in speed every 30 minutes.
The fan also has a programmable 7.5 hour timer and can be scheduled to turn off during the night. As well as the three pre-programmed modes, the unit has four fan speeds to choose from (when normal mode is in use).
The fan has a DC motor, which is extremely quiet. It comes with a remote control which works from up to five metres away.
The minimum height of the Kogan DC Motor fan is 86cm and the maximum is 110cm. It weighs 3.1kg. The dimensions of the fan itself are 410mm x 390mm x 805mm.
The power consumption of the unit is 28W and it comes with a manufacturer warranty of 12 months.
3. Kambrook 40cm Smart Fan
The Kambrook 40cm Smart Fan is an eco-friendly, floor standing, five axial-blade fan. It has 85 degree oscillation, well designed to circulate air throughout a room.
The fan has five modes to choose from normal (a consistent fan speed), natural (fan fluctuates between various speeds), sleep (fan drops in speed every half an hour until it reaches the lowest speed range), comfort (fan automatically regulates its speed depending on the conditions of the room) and silent (fan will run at its lowest and quietest speed).
Whilst using normal mode, there are an additional 30 wind speeds that the user can choose from.
The fan comes with a timer, which can be programmed for up to 12 hours. The timer can be set using either the LED display control panel or the included remote control.
The unit features an eco-friendly motor, which uses up to half the wattage of a similarly sized AC fan.
The Kambrook 40cm Smart Fan weighs 10.35kg and measures 453mm x 400mm x 1370mm. It operates on 27W of power and a voltage of 220–240V. The unit comes with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty.
4. Midea 26 Speed Pedestal DC Fan
The Midea 26 Speed Pedestal DC Fan is a 3D oscillating fan with 80 degree swing function, distributing air evenly through a space.
The fan has five available modes to be selected from wisdom, mute, normal, sleep wind and wind. In addition to these there are 26 different speed levels available to the user, varying from 400 to 1000 rpm.
The unit has a 12 hour programmable timer, which can be operated via either the LED display or the remote control.
It also features a power-off memory function if the device unexpectedly loses power, it will resume at the previously selected setting. The fan will automatically turn off after 12 hours of continuous use.
The fan is manufactured with Midea’s signature ‘segmented switched reluctant motor’ (SSRM), a DC motor which works to promote airflow at low power levels and energy consumption.
It has silent care technology installed, focussing on high performance whilst working to minimise noise level.
The Midea Pedestal DC Fan measures 453mm x 400mm x 1370mm and weighs 10.9kg. It has a power consumption of 35W and a voltage rating of 220–240V. It comes with a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
5. Dimplex DC Pedestal Fan
The Dimplex DC Pedestal Fan is a three-blade, horizontally oscillating fan with adjustable head tilt angle and unit height.
The Dimplex has five blowing modes to be chosen from normal, natural breeze, sleep, silent and smart.
When smart mode is selected, the wind speed will change automatically depending on the temperature of the room if it drops below 20C, the fan will stop and will only turn back on again once the temperature rises.
When normal mode is in use, there are an additional 26 fan speed settings which can be selected.
The fan is manufactured using a DC motor which is up to 80% more efficient than a traditional AC fan and operates at a lower volume. After 12 hours of continuous use, the fan will turn off automatically to conserve power.
Included with the fan is a battery controlled, multi-function remote control, which can be used alongside the control panel. The unit has a LED digital display and an eight hour programmable timer.
The Dimplex DC Pedestal Fan measures 1380mm x 450mm x 450mm (with a 1.8m cord) and weighs 8.2kg. It operates on a power consumption of 35W and comes with 24 months manufacturer’s warranty.