Vornado Energy Smart Air Circulator (533DC)

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A Compact, Efficient, & Quiet Fan

The Vornado Energy Smart 533DC air circulator is the perfect fan for smaller spaces. Place it on your floor, bedside table, or at your work desk.

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than regular AC fans, including the Vornado 533 and Vornado 460 (non-DC models).
  • It comes with a standard power plug and lead.
  • Moves air up to 22 metres.
  • Variable speed dial for complete control of airflow, noise, and power consumption.
  • Whisper quiet cooling on low - ideal for night-time usage.

Vornado 533DC vs Vornado 533 & Vornado 560

We sell the Vornado 533DC (pictured on the left), not to be confused with the sometimes cheaper but poorer performing Vornado 533 and Vornado 460 (pictured on the right).

Vornado 533DC vs Vornado 533 & Vornado 460

If you're confused by the Vornado range - you're not alone. We only sell the Vornado Energy Smart DC fans. They're better than the AC models in three key ways:

  1. They use substantially less power, so they cost way less to operate.
  2. They are much quieter at low and medium speeds. At low speeds, they are practically silent.
  3. They have a fully variable speed dial rather than just three discrete speed settings on the AC models.

Vornado 533DC - a Better Way to Keep Cool

The Vornado Energy Smart compact fan features:

  • Efficient DC motor technology - uses between 2 watts of power (300 RPM) and 40 watts on max (2,800 RPM).
  • Provides whole-room air circulation - see below.
  • Quality guaranteed - backed by a 5-year warranty.

Unlike regular portable fans, Vornado fans are designed to provide whole-room circulation. They call the resulting tornado-like airflow "Vortex Action."

Save Energy & Sleep Well

Many people find a nearby portable fan can help them sleep. This includes both hot sleepers and those who benefit from some level of white noise. With the Vornado 533DC’s precise speed control, just the right level of airflow or white noise can be set.

For overnight use, the energy savings really add up too. The Vornado 533DC provides useful airflow with as little as 3 watts of power. This is far less than the 30 watts (or more) used by typical AC fans on their lowest setting.

Vornado Desk Fan on Bedside Table

The Vornado DC Fan is both effective and unobtrusive.

Specifications - Vornado Small Air Circulator 533DC

Power Usage 2 - 40 watts
Power Supply The fan comes with a standard AU/NZ power plug (240 V AC). Internal motor runs off 24 V DC.
Fan Speed Control Rotary dial (infinitely adjustable)
Noise 31 - 61 decibels
Dimensions 28.7cm high x 24.5cm wide x 17.8cm deep
18.3cm - blade diameter
Weight 1.6kg
Colour White
Connection 1.9-metre cord with 2-pin power plug
Installation Self Setup
Warranty 5 years
Product Identifiers Vornado 533DC Energy Smart Small Air Circulator. An energy-efficient alternative to Vornado 460, Vornado 560 and Vornado 533.
Further Details Brochure (PDF) & Manual (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

What about other Vornado fans?

Vornado has a wide range of fans, but only a few models use efficient DC motors - called the Energy Smart series. We only stock these energy-saving options, click here to browse the range.

How easy are they to clean?

Vornado fans have a detachable grill, making it easy to clean the blades.

Is it adjustable? Do they oscillate?

Yes, the fan angle is adjustable, but they do not oscillate. Instead, they're designed to circulate air throughout the entire room from a fixed position.

Does it come with a remote control?

No - please see the 6303DC model if you'd like the added functionality of a remote control.

Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
Shirley Ruescher

533DC air circulator did what was advertised, circulating air within my room quietly. I am satisfied with it.


I have air conditioning elsewhere in my house, but my small kitchen area gets no benefit, and isn't suitable for aircon.The circulation of a conventional oscillating fan wasn't up to the job, and a very efficient tower fan was also too directional. A friend sent a link to Reduction Revolution and I bought the Vornado 533DC. It has exceeded my expectations. It sits on the fridge and, thanks to the Vornado technology, I'm now enjoying the cooling effect of moving air in my kitchen. Features I really appreciate - the speed is infinitely variable, it's completely silent until about half-way through the speed range, after which it makes just enough sound for me to remember to switch it off. It's compact design and light weight are great. It circulates air really well so I now have the cooling effect of moving air throughout the area. Ordering was straightforward, and delivery very prompt. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

James Chan
Works well. Quiet at night time

It works just fine but the power cable could be a little longer.

Very quiet and can be put on the bed side table to keep you cool during hot nights.

Karina Pettigrew

Very good high volume fan.

RP Sydney
Liked it so much I bought some more

I have bought four now which are in use in multiple households. We love the gentle movement of air, no noise (when on low) and very little power usage. We've even used them in preference to ceiling fans in the bedroom.

Verado dc fan

Nicely designed and efficient. Looks great in my bathroom. Wisper quiet. I am glad to have it.

Bron Sibree
Vornado Energy Smart Air Circulator (533DC)

i think the Vornado Energy Smart Air Circulator is fantastic—as has been everything else I have
purchased from you.

Pocket rocket

My VORNADO 533DC is fantastic, pun intended! Does the same job as my high velocity floor fan, with half the noise, and it is about a quarter of the size. I love that I can lift it with one hand even with my arthritic hand. Worth the price tag for ease of use. The switch is feather light to operate with one finger. Highly recommend for those with hand issues. Also on low setting is silent. It can send air-conditioned cool from the front room all the way to the kitchen at the back along the floor. Love this little pocket rocket!

So quiet!

This arrived very quickly after ordering. Am very impressed with it, especially it being so quiet.

Five stars

Great little fan ! So quite, such a change. I really like the smooth action of the dial to change the speed.

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