AC vs DC Ceiling Fans

When looking to upgrade your ceiling fans, there are many options to choose from. In your search, you’ve probably come across the term ‘DC’ or Direct Current. This new, sophisticated technology uses a direct, one-way electrical current, and brings with it a host of benefits.

Not only are DC fans the most energy efficient on the market, they are also whisper quiet, have more variable speeds and a winter switch on the remote. Due to their smaller motor, they are also more slimline.

DC fans utilise brushless technology. Through the use of a transformer an electric motor converts the AC current input to a Direct Current output, energising an internal array of magnets of opposing polarity. The resulting magnetic force creates the torque required to rotate the motor.

Benefits of DC fans:

  • Energy saving
  • Whisper quiet
  • Greater control
  • Greater speed flexibility
  • Higher torque
  • Lightweight