Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in New Zealand

How to connect a New Zealand power outlet to the iPhone 4

New Zealand power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when you're visiting New Zealand using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I plug outlet, with the New Zealanders using AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. If visiting New Zealand from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in New Zealand

Can the iPhone 4 be used in New Zealand?

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

New Zealand

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in New Zealand?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for New Zealand is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable 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 over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your New Zealand trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Zealand 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in New Zealand?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a New Zealand power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 with a New Zealand power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from the New Zealand power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the New Zealand power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three thin slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

  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, priced at around £20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.