How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in New Zealand

How to connect a New Zealand power outlet to the iPhone 6 Plus

New Zealand power outlet

If packing for a holiday it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any vital devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you're there. But, by not knowing which power socket is used in New Zealand you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're in New Zealand.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when you're visiting New Zealand by using a 230 volt 50Hz I Type New Zealand wall outlet, with the New Zealanders using a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for wall outlets. If travelling to New Zealand from a different region check your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on staying in a destination like Auckland refer to the New Zealand Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in New Zealand

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in New Zealand?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in New Zealand by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in New Zealand?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for New Zealand is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting New Zealand using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in New Zealand?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a New Zealand power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a New Zealand power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug the Type I USB power adapter into the New Zealand power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus 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 web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing C$15-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, costing 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, priced C$15-C$20.