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# 205519 16-Nov-2016 15:11
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I'm travelling to the United States and am looking at recharging my iPhone.  Since I purchased from NZ, it only comes with the NZ/AU plug.  Can anyone recommend a suitable charger for travel?  The apple world traveller kit is only compatible with the big power bricks for like the Mac Book Pro (confirmed over live chat yesterday).

 

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  # 1672153 16-Nov-2016 15:16
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Just get the plug adaptor from the airport common as item

 

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  # 1672155 16-Nov-2016 15:17
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Take a power strip and one plug-only converter. All your modern chargers and power supplies are switch-mode and will cope just fine with 120V. And the power strip means you only need one converter to plug them all in.

 

Also, buy a Mars Bar air-side on your way back to NZ. Then when you get to the airport here, assess the 'Nothing to Declare' line and if it's 2 hours long, declare your Mars Bar, which is food, and will get waved through immediately. If it's short, eat the Mars Bar.





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  # 1672200 16-Nov-2016 16:09
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SaltyNZ:

 

Take a power strip and one plug-only converter. All your modern chargers and power supplies are switch-mode and will cope just fine with 120V. And the power strip means you only need one converter to plug them all in.

 

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  # 1672237 16-Nov-2016 17:24
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Haha thanks guys!! :)  Yep, the power strip sounds like a fantastic idea.  Does anyone recommened any good, portable ones?  Cause the only ones I can think of are the one you buy at the local two dollar shop haha!

 

 

 

Also, what about converting from a NZ plug >> US plug.  Haven't been able to find one of those around anywhere? :/


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  # 1672250 16-Nov-2016 17:39
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alexanderu:

Haha thanks guys!! :)  Yep, the power strip sounds like a fantastic idea.  Does anyone recommened any good, portable ones?  Cause the only ones I can think of are the one you buy at the local two dollar shop haha!


 


Also, what about converting from a NZ plug >> US plug.  Haven't been able to find one of those around anywhere? :/



Those are easily obtained at the airport if you can't find one beforehand.




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  # 1672267 16-Nov-2016 17:57
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SaltyNZ:

 

Take a power strip and one plug-only converter. All your modern chargers and power supplies are switch-mode and will cope just fine with 120V. And the power strip means you only need one converter to plug them all in.

 

Also, buy a Mars Bar air-side on your way back to NZ. Then when you get to the airport here, assess the 'Nothing to Declare' line and if it's 2 hours long, declare your Mars Bar, which is food, and will get waved through immediately. If it's short, eat the Mars Bar.

 

 

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  # 1672284 16-Nov-2016 18:26
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alexanderu:

 

I'm travelling to the United States and am looking at recharging my iPhone.  Since I purchased from NZ, it only comes with the NZ/AU plug.  Can anyone recommend a suitable charger for travel?  The apple world traveller kit is only compatible with the big power bricks for like the Mac Book Pro (confirmed over live chat yesterday).

 

Thanks.

 

 

I carry one of these with a US to NZ plug adaptor.  It's a wee cube with 4 x NZ power points and 2 x USB points. It takes up next to no room in your luggage or carry on. It's $30. I charge my laptop, my phone(s) and my wife's phone all at the same time.... Has to be one of the best travelling assets for any Kiwi. (Plug adaptor sold separately, of course.....but having a compact Kiwi power cube like this really works. Only thing you need to sure of is that what you plug into it can handle 120v. An NZ power bar works fine in North America as it's a lower level of power....I've been using them for years. Just got back from Canada on Friday and I had one of these with me. 

but their power bars and extensions can't come our way as they are limited to 120v.
https://m.pbtech.co.nz/product/SURACC5400/Allocacoc-15m-Extended-Grey-4-Outlets-with-2-USB-2





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  # 1672344 16-Nov-2016 20:09
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are you hiring a car at all?

 

a $10 USB charger would be the easiest AND cheapest way to do this?


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