Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in New Zealand

How to connect a New Zealand power outlet to the iPad Air

New Zealand power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices like mobiles and laptops when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air . If you're visiting New Zealand the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air by using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I New Zealand power outlet, with the New Zealanders using a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting New Zealand from another country double check the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in New Zealand

Can the iPad Air be used in New Zealand?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a New Zealand power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in New Zealand?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air then the best international travel adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your New Zealand trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Zealand and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in New Zealand?

Powering the iPad Air with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to power your iPad Air with a New Zealand power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a New Zealand power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the New Zealand power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.