Vornado Energy Smart Pedestal Fan (683DC)

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Keep Cool With Less Energy

The Vornado Energy Smart 683DC pedestal fan is an energy-saving floor-standing fan.

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than other pedestal fans.
  • Whole room air circulation.
  • Adjustable height from 81 - 97cm on a stable pedestal base.
  • Adjustable dial to control airflow, noise & power usage.
  • 5 year warranty.

Not All Pedestal Fans Are Created Equal

Fans are an ideal way to increase thermal comfort. They create a breeze which cools occupants through the wind chill effect. Paired with air conditioning, fans allow you to increase the set point on hot days. Or switch the aircon off altogether in mild weather.

While pedestal fans are generally quite useful, most are poorly made. They use inexpensive, noisy, and inefficient AC motors. It's not hard to see why broken fans often pile up at curbside hard rubbish collections.

Vornado 683DC vs Vornado 683

We sell the Vornado 683DC (pictured on the left), not to be confused with the sometimes cheaper but poorer performing Vornado 683 (pictured on the right).

Vornado 683DC Pedestal Fan

Vornado Energy Smart Series fans use efficient DC motors. They are well designed and carry a 5 year warranty. Their variable speed control dial smoothly adjusts from:

  • lowest speed drawing 2 watts at 400 revolutions per minute, to
  • highest speed using 40 watts at 1,800 revolutions per minute.

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

Quiet Operation - the DC Pedestal Fan Advantage

Many people find fans can help them sleep. This includes both hot sleepers and those who enjoy some level of white noise. With the Vornado’s precise speed adjustability, just the right level of airflow or white noise can be set.

For overnight use, the energy savings really add up. The Vornado 683DC provides useful airflow with as little as 5 watts of power. Contrast that with the 40 watts (or more) used by most pedestal fans, even on their lowest setting.

Pedestal Fan in Living Room

The Vornado 683DC is quieter, more effective, and looks better than other pedestal fans.

Specifications - Vornado Medium Air Circulator 683DC Pedestal Fan

Power Usage 2 - 40 watts
Power Supply The fan has a standard AU/NZ power plug (240 V AC). The Internal motor runs off 24 V DC from an inline transformer.
Fan Speed Control Rotary dial (infinitely adjustable)
Noise 30 - 58 decibels
Dimensions 81 to 97cm adjustable height
47 x 47cm - footprint of pedestal base
30cm wide head with 23cm blade diameter
Packaged Dimensions: 44 x 40 x 24cm
Weight 3.6 kg
Colour White
Connection 2.8 metre power cord with 2 pin plug
Installation Self Setup
Product Identifiers Vornado 683 DC Energy Smart Medium Pedestal Air Circulator
Further Details Brochure (PDF) & Manual (PDF)
Warranty 5 Years

Pedestal Fan 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. If you're looking for a compact fan, see the Vornado 533 DC or Vornado 633 DC - perfect for bedrooms, home offices, or similar.

How easy are they to clean?

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

Do they oscillate?

The fan angle and height are both adjustable, but they do not oscillate. Instead, they're designed to circulate air throughout the room from a fixed position.

Does it come with a remote control?

No - please see the 6803DC model if you'd like the added functionality of a remote control.

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Barry Stillman
beats air-conditioner hands down

I have had a desk top Vornado in my Office space for years but was never happy with the non-specific cooling from my eco-unfriendly air conditioner in the living/lounge room area. My newly-purchased larger standing Pedestal Vornado fan has been perfect in providing me with with a well-directed gentle breeze, near sound-proof, from the instant it is turned on, and even at room temperatures around 30 deg Celsius… all without feeling the need to turn on the noisy, slow to function, non-specific and far-more-expensive to run Air-con.


It’s not as powerful as it’s made out to be in other reviews. It’s quite silent unless you are using it to it’s capacity but I also don’t like it that it doesn’t oscillate
It’s a good fan but I don’t think it’s worth the price.

Kris Byrne

Vornado Energy Smart Pedestal Fan (683DC)

Not bad

Not bad

Gregory OBrien
Great fan, extremely quiet!

Very happy with this purchase. It produces a lot of air and yet the fan is still very quiet compared to other fans I’ve had in the past. I would highly recommend.

Chanrin Boyden

The fan is unobtrusive with its air flow and has to be focused. We are happy with the purchase

Hot nights in Perth WA
Super quiet

So happy with our Vornado fan, so quiet supports a good nights sleep 💤

Very happy

Have had other vornado fans for the last 12 years always been happy the new one I have just purchased is even better as it is even more economical to run

Jane Young

Vornado Energy Smart DC Pedestal Fan

Hannah Gwatkin

Vornado Energy Smart DC Pedestal Fan

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