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Converter Plugs

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Converter Plugs

1. Posted by shannoneen (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello I am traveling to New Zealand for 16 days starting the 10th and wanted to know if I needed to buy a converter plug I am from the USA.

2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 11y

you can pick up elctronic converter plugs at most major airports and good camping/travel stores. Coming from the USA I would suggest you ensure that the converter you get is not only an adapter but also a voltage converter. USA currently runs on 110volts whilst Australia and NZ run on 220/240volts. Look carefully at the packaging if you want to avoid electrical items overheating or (worst case scenario) blowing up!


3. Posted by Nousername (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

If you haven't already purchased one, "Target" sells a packet that consists of a voltage converter and plug adapters for every country/continent in the world for $19.99.

4. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

To answer your question: Yes, you do need a converter plug. ;)