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Thread: UK plug adaptors?

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    Default UK plug adaptors?

    This may have been asked before, I haven't done a full search yet. I know there are some great threads that have given us excellent information about electricity in NZ, and they are so helpful! However, we did have one question; my mother-in-law spent some time in England recently. She has a few plug adapters that she used over there for her electronics. She has offered to give them to us to use in NZ - are they the same as the NZ ones, or would we need to buy new ones? Unfortunately I am not currently at home to look at them to see what they look like or what they say, but I thought since so many of you have moved from the UK to NZ you might know.

    Thanks!

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    You'll need different adapter for New Zealand.

    Also, NZ uses 240 volts, so you'll need a transformer if you plan to bring any 120 volt appliances.

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    Hmmm, that's what I thought, but she was pretty convinced, haha. We're not bringing any appliances with us - biggest things will be our computers and a Wii, which all should work just fine with adapters/different cables. Thanks for the speedy reply!

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    Here's a UK electrical plug. http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=uk+...1t:429,r:5,s:0

    And here's NZ one. http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=nz+...:0&tx=59&ty=84

    As you can see, they're not the same.

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    Yup, I plan on just buying some online while we're still in the states. I wasn't sure moreso on the voltage, so I thought I'd just ask.

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