Just to verify--do I need anything else besides travel kit plug to charge iPad in New Zealand?
- Asked by John F from Philadelphia
Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
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1 Answer from the Community
In New Zealand, electricty is supplied at 230 Volts at 50 hertz. In the US it is 120 Volts at 60Hz.
In addition, the wall outlets there are configured differenty than in the US. That would require a travel plug adapter.
Besides the travel kit plug you mentioned, you'll also need to ensure that your iPad charging adapter accomodate the higher
voltage and lower frequency. Most Apple branded AC power adapters have that information stamped on the device and appear to accomodate 110 vAC to 240 vAC. Best to check yours beforehand.
If not, you'll also need a step-down transformer aka step down voltage converters. These can be either of the low wattage (for electric shavers) or high wattage (for electric hair dryers) types.
Note that some hotels provide a standard US outlet (120 vAC) low power (20 Watts or so) for North American travelers.
- Answered by Steve M from Litchfield