Not all voltage is created equal. If you’re buying electronics online or plugging in things bought overseas, take a sec to check whether they are safe to use in New Zealand.
- Voltage in New Zealand is 230V, and all electrical appliances are labelled with their voltage. Appliances must be labelled 230V or have a voltage range that includes 230V.
- Only use appliances with New Zealand plugs. If appliances come with adapters, they’re not suitable for using here.
- If you’re buying electronics online, make sure what you’re buying is suitable for use here, and has the right voltage and plug. Overseas sellers also don’t offer the consumer protection that New Zealand sellers do.