Which plug adaptor do I need when travelling from Antigua to New Zealand?

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Summary

The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Antigua and New Zealand.

AntiguaNew Zealand
Plug TypesA, BI
Voltage230V230V
Frequency of electrical current60Hz50Hz

Plug Adaptors

In Antigua there's more than one plug type in use.

What type of plug does your appliance have?

Your Appliance has Plug Type A

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type A
(Antigua)
to Plug Type I
(New Zealand)

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Your Appliance has Plug Type B

You will need this adaptor:

Socket Type B
(Antigua)
to Plug Type I
(New Zealand)

Considerations

Frequency of Electrical Current

The frequency of electrical current found in Antigua (60Hz) differs to that found in New Zealand (50Hz).

Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are:

  • Electric clocks: Some electric clocks use the frequency of electrical current to measure time. If the clock is designed for one frequency, but used with another, time shifts could be experienced.
  • Appliances using motors: If there is a motor load associated with an appliance, the frequency governs the speed in revolutions of the motor. This could mean that the motor will spin faster, or slower than intended and could have a detrimental effect in the appliance's operation. This is of particular concern in power tools and other machinery that uses motors, so if you must use these, you should seek access to a frequency converter.

Good to know

Voltage

The voltage found in Antigua and New Zealand is exactly the same (230V). You will not need a transformer.

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