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Kogan Premium DC Motor Pedestal Fan - $89 with Free Shipping @ Kogan

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The Kogan Premium DC Motor Pedestal Fan boasts multiple functions, quiet operation and a handy sleep mode for reliable all-year-round cooling.
DC silent motor for quiet operation – less than half as loud as most standard fans
DC motor offers greater energy efficiency – up to 65% less than a standard AC fan
26 speeds and four modes – normal, silent, sleep and smart
8 hour programmable timer
Auto shut-off after 12 hours
Blue LED display and remote control
Oscillation function to cool every corner of the room
Height adjustable (117 – 139 cm)

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  • +2

    Has anyone used this before?

    • +4

      yes a lot of good reviews , not so much on power saving but more on fine tuning speed step to silent operation for sleeping

      • +26

        I only use the fan for the background noise

        • +1

          me too

        • +5

          plenty of white noise apps for andriod and IOS for that

          • +7

            @cloudy: Who needs am app when you can have a fan do it?

      • +5

        Agreed that this might be the best fan I've ever used. However, the ultra bright blue light is extremely annoying for sleeping.

        • +30

          So you're a fan?

        • +6

          A small blob of bluetac (or the white variant for aesthetic) would make that a non issue

          • @Rail Rider95: I haven't got this exact fan, got a sunbeam one that has the same issue and the light bleeds wherever possible - no idea who would design a fan with ultra bright blue leds..

          • +1

            @Rail Rider95: Ha…here I was thinking how genius I am for using bluetac blobs for LED suppression!

          • @Rail Rider95: Pretty simple when you think about it. It amazing how many ppl don't

        • +5

          You can switch the lights off by holding down the power button for a few seconds.

          • +3

            @adr8: Does that turn off the fan too though?
            (sorry, can't work out if serious or joking)

            • +1

              @pennypincha: Ha ha… no not joking, fan stays on with long press, short press of the power button switches fan off.

        • Never thought of bluetac, I usually use black electrical tape to cover eye-gouging leds..

        • I liked my first one so much that I ordered a second one, and guess what? The second one has an auto off for the light! Big improvement.

        • You can turn the blue light off.
          Instructions are in the manual, but you long press one of the button (sorry can't remember which one).

        • received mine yesterday and noticed the light turns itself off after 30s or so every time you adjust a setting, perfect.
          Thy might have updated the software.

    • +1

      I just bought One, can’t comment, but the old post may help.
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/358789

      • +4

        Yes, we have 2. They are great. So much better than an el cheapo fan.

        • +5

          Should be 4~5 times better as thr cheapo fans normally sell for $10-$15

          • +4

            @SnoozeAndLose: what if they are slighty better but lasts 4-5 times longer? That means you get better quality and "quantity" of use. (sorry for the poor choice of words, not sure of a better)

            • +7

              @cloudy: We still have our National (Panasonic) fan from the 70s.

              • @Jackson: I got one too, but im guessing, like mine, it doesnt work anymore. Well it kinda does, it chews up power but doesnt bring breeze

                • @cloudy: Nah works fine, except one of the blades is a bit broken because someone managed to stick their finger in it

                  • -3

                    @Jackson: yea those old fans are great for the amputation, they dont make them like they used to now days. I reckno your fan could fetch something in Russia(nothing against russians just a random country, coulda been Saudi) as some sort of toture device.

                    • -2

                      @cloudy: No good for Saudi, its not gold plated. Might be ok at the local prison for amputative hands, presumably hands that belong to dissidents-I mean thieves. Russia would be selling them cut price to the Ukraine

                      • -2

                        @Jackson: what about the local Saudi consulate, for the annoying journos

                        • -1

                          @cloudy: Haha, someone downvoted you, is there really anyone who doesnt think they killed that bloke?

                        • @cloudy: It's a bad deal.

    • +2

      Yes- great fan. Excellent range of speed options including quiet modes for bedroom use.

      Only issue is the overly bright control panel which you can't dim - a sticky note does the trick.

      • +3

        Only issue is the overly bright control panel

        Username checks out lol

        • +1

          Username read as 'irritate'

      • +1

        You can stick window film onto the control panel.

      • +14

        You can turn it off by holding the power button but it turns back on as soon as you press a button/spin the wheel so I recommend you find the perfect setting first :)

        • +2

          I put red cellophane over mine (lighting gels)

    • +3

      I have one. It is great - able to be set really quiet for use at night. Would recommend! And yes, as mentioned below, you can turn off the led by holding down the power button.

    • +3

      Yes we have 2. Nice quiet fan that we can run all night in silent mode and not wake up. (For comparison I usually wake up whenever the neighbours cat farts)

    • +1

      mines still working great after two years, not broken or anything. its pretty good. a lot better than cheapo fans

    • +3

      I have one of these, an excellent fan with a lot of power meaning I don't feel the need to use the Air-Con as much.

      My only complaint would be the 12-hour automatic turn-off, I find this really annoying and unnecessary, especially when you wake up on a really hot night, in a pool of sweat, and find the fan has turned itself off.

      Remember when you go to sleep to turn the fan off and then on again so you don't have this issue.

      • +6

        God I hate that shit. I am the human here, I TELL YOU WHEN TO CEASE OPERATIONS

      • +1

        You get to sleep more than 12 hrs a night?

  • +1

    Great product and great price. Usually $119 plus delivery. When run at low speed, they give a silent, gentle breeze. At full speed they're no louder than a normal fan, but much more powerful in my experience.

  • I bought one in last deal. Love this fan, it’s very quiet. I strongly recommend to buy.

  • -1

    Some people had issues with some fittings last deal iirc and had to return them.

    • Yeah took about 3 weeks to receive the new one, as I had the wrong base in mine

      • but have you been happy with it since?

  • +14

    You can off the bright light by holding power button 5 seconds or so.

    • +4

      Yes - but not from the remote. If you're in bed and use the remote then the display reverts to full brightness.

      Dumb, dumb, dumb.

      Means you have to get out of bed, walk over to the fan and press the power button for 5 secs again to turn off the display. And then go back to bed. Which makes the remote useless for changing any setting on the fan if you want the display to remain off.

      Great fan (I have 2) but the display is really bright in a dark room.

      • Lol, what a strange thing to omit from the remote…

      • I agree

      • +1

        That's an easy fix with some electrical tape.

        Or cover the screen in clear tape and then draw over it with a black marker, that should give you a permanently dim screen.

      • +1

        I bought the Kogan premium dc fan in August and the backlight turns off after 30 seconds or less. Maybe they have an updated version if it didn’t do that before.

    • The light in this version turns off automatically. I've got two and the old one is very bright and stays on. The new one turns off automatically. It's quite good.

  • +1

    Any one know how this compares to the non-premium (features aside) https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-standard-dc-motor-pedesta...

    • These are good.
      The controls are on the base and remote.
      Enough speed settings. Not variable speed as premium.
      My only complaint is not high enough.

  • +1

    Looks very similar to this model, any differences besides the brand on the grill?

    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/kambrook-40cm-dc-quiet-pedes...

    Suspect this is Kambrook rebranded as Kogan.

    • +2

      The Kambrook has a different body and orange lighting (instead of blue) which shuts off automatically after 30 seconds since last interaction. Maybe other things - I only have the Kambrook. That is a about as cheap as the Kambrook one gets from what I have seen.

      Not sure but they might all be rebranded Midea fans.

      • Interesting thanks, but now is the orange lighting (instead of blue) which shuts off automatically after 30 seconds since last interaction worth an extra $30?

        • +3

          I haven't seen the Kogan but the build quality seems quite good on the Kambrook.

          I thought paying the extra for something that wasn't going to irritate me was worth it. Others may feel differently.

  • I have one and quiet on low speed good fan

  • It’s an exact rip off of the Midea FS40-12HR which is now discontinued and the first of this new technology, that used to be $240 and I have a couple of those.

    If it can even come close to competing with that one then this one is an absolute steal, have had a lot of compliments from the Midea, a few years later and it’s still going strong, no broken parts, doesn’t blow hot air, this Kogan one looks identicle in every way.
    Makes me wonder why the Midea one is discontinued :/

    • +13

      doesn’t blow hot air

      It will blow whatever air is in the room?? its not an Aircon

      • The low wattage DC motor produces a lot less ambient heat than the standard AC type motor so at least no "extra" heat is being added to the air-stream.

        • Also requires a power supply or transformer to converter AC > DC which inevitably has losses (heat).

      • -5

        I’ve had fans that blew hotter air than this one, not saying it’s an aircon, just use common sense that the fan isn’t a pressure cooker.

      • Dont forget we're talking about people paying close to $100 for a fan here

    • +2

      I suspect it's the same fan rebranded because when I add the Midea IR fan profile in my Xiaomi smart IR controller, it works perfectly with this fan.

  • +4

    Another +1 - excellent completely silent on the first 2 speeds, then speeds 3-26 it goes from $10 bunnings landfill fan to category 5 cyclone.

    I'm a Grade-A tightarse and this is worth the money over all the overpriced rubbish fans sold at bunnings.

  • +1

    Awesome, wanted this fan last summer when the deal was on here, now my el cheapo has finally died I’m pulling the trigger and getting it this time!

  • Got it Thanks…

  • +1

    Thanks. Bought one last year. Bought another lol

  • Thanks OP, very tempting. How does it compare to the non-premium? https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-standard-dc-motor-pedesta...

    I'm looking at a new fan for the bedroom… the LED lights on the premium sound like a PITA

    • Specs say they both are 28W.

      • +1

        I've no idea how or why, but this fan's 28w is like a gale, while a bunnings 28w fan is like a toddler miserably failing to blow out a birthday candle.

        • One reason is that DC fans are more efficient.

          • +5

            @bargainpersona: Sure they may be more efficient but only because Marvel fans have more material for which to spread their enthusiasm.

            • +1

              @chewbot: Efficiency does not matter to power output. Both will put out 28w of power.
              Lower efficiency will mean it wastes more power.

              Blade design on the other hand makes a big difference!

    • +2

      The $59 is not height adjustable and is quite small (805mm high) compared to the $89 model (adjustable up to 1390mm).
      Also if you check the specs, you'll see the $89 model has a larger diametre/circumference so one would assume it has a higher CFM/airflow.

      • Thanks mate, I ended up getting the premium

  • Why are DC motors more efficient when running off an AC power source? When I bought a hairdryer the better models were AC rather than DC.

    • +7

      As far as i can tell an AC motor basically works by generating a rotating magnetic field which creates a moving electric charge in a squirrel cage rotor which makes use of the lorentz force to produce torque.
      This process loses a lot of electricity to heat due to the rotating magnetic field creating eddy currents in nearby conductive material.

    • +1

      Did you get all that ^ knasty? You'll be quizzed on this in the morning

      • Apparently it's not as good…?

  • +4

    Would these discounted gift cards work for this?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-off-Kogan-Gift-Cards-50-100-E...

    Not much of a saving, but it's something.

    • +4

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-off-Kogan-Gift-Cards-50-100-E...

      Remove everything after the ?var=&hash= bit that identifies and tracks you.

    • +1

      Yes it does - just tried. Used the extra $ to buy an allocacoc powercube. Note that the cube will add shipping cost unless you have shipster.

    • +1

      Thanks - saved me $5

  • +4

    Edison vs Tesla wars again ?

  • Hey, does anyone opt for the Freight Protection and extra long warranty options on an item such as this from Kogan?

    • +3

      If you choose Freight Protection, they will basically just add one more cardboard box outside of the box of the item.

      • Thank-you for your answer.

    • Starting to wish I'd stumped up for freight protection now with the extra box casing.
      With all this rain in Melbourne I'm half-expecting to receive a soggy, disintegrated box with a wet fan inside…fingers crossed all's well.

  • +1

    Is this $60 better than a $20 fan from k mart?

    • +2

      No but possibly $69 better

  • +1

    Bunnings at Bethania were selling Arlec DC pedestal fans similar in spec to this Kogan, also at $89 (not sure if any stock left). Similar features, 9 speed instead of 26, and the Arlec has a button on the remote to turn off the display.