How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in New Zealand

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a New Zealand power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type I power charger.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 5S abroad.When staying in New Zealand this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I New Zealand plug outlet, the New Zealanders will use AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. Power sources will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting New Zealand from a different country make sure that the iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in New Zealand

Can the iPhone 5S be used in New Zealand?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a New Zealand power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in New Zealand?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in New Zealand?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a New Zealand power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S 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], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand - New Zealand Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters