How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in New Zealand

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to power your iPad 4 from a New Zealand power outlet.

New Zealand power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your important devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad 4 abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad 4 in New Zealand using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet, the New Zealanders will use a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for charging. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to New Zealand from another region double check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in New Zealand

Can you use the iPad 4 in New Zealand?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in New Zealand.

New Zealand

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in New Zealand?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Zealand using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in New Zealand?

Powering the iPad 4 with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 4 with a New Zealand power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from a New Zealand power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand entry on Wikipedia
  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, £20-£25.
  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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.