New Zealand Technical Information for Travelers

New Zealand Technical Information - In Short

New Zealand Technical Information - In Details

New Zealand Voltage

The voltage in New Zealand is 230 V which is the same voltage used in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

230 V has an advantage over lower voltage such as the 110 V that it is cheaper to transmit. On the other hand, 230 V is more dangerous than lower voltages.

New Zealand Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in New Zealand is 50 Hz.

Note that most household and electrical/electronic equipments nowadays support multiple frequencies, so generally, electrical frequency is not an issue compatibility wise.

New Zealand Plug/Socket Type(s)

New Zealand uses the I plug.

Plugs/sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter.

New Zealand DVD Region

New Zealand uses DVD Region 4.

DVD Region 4 is mainly used in Australia, South America (Mexico, Argentina), and Central America (Guatemala, Cosa Rica…).

Note that a region 4 DVD cannot play on a DVD player supporting another region. There are, however, some region free DVD players available that can be used to overcome this.

New Zealand Blu-ray Region

New Zealand uses Blu-ray Region B.

Blu-ray Region B is used across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Theoretically, a region B Blu-ray disc should not play in Blu-ray disc players supporting another region. However, most Blu-ray discs are now region free (meaning they can work on any Blu-ray disc player), and most Blu-ray players are also region free. Hence, compatibility is rarely an issue (for now) when it comes to Blu-ray discs.

New Zealand GSM Freqency(ies)

New Zealand uses the GSM 900 GSM frequency.

When travelling, make sure that your phone supports the GSM frequency of the country you’re traveling to. Usually the supported GSM frequencies are printed on the box of your phone as well as its manual.

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