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VOLTAGE DIFFERENCE USA to New Zealand


Standard a/c mains current in the USA is 110 volts instead of our usual 230 volt a/c system in NZ.

As well as the above, most on board appliances like Air-conditioning, Ice-makers, Fridges, freezers and most Generators etc run on 60 cycles instead of our 50 cycles.

This means that you cannot just plug your USA shore power into a 230 volt system here in NZ, but it is a problem we fix on every boat we import so that not only can you use your New Zealand shore power in your marina, but you can comply with current New Zealand electrical warrant of fitness regulations.

We are used to dealing with this and have a way of fitting some simple inexpensive new equipment to your boat so that it not only complies with regulations, but actually works without damaging any of your on board accessories and appliances.

You can now just fit a transformer,  it will comply with regulations in NZ for warrant of fitness.

Any vessel Marine Imports NZ either supplies or imports can have an independent NZ compliant 230 volt shore power system with NZ plugs etc. fitted once the boat arrives here and this will comply with all Warrant of fitness specifications for New Zealand.

This is a very easy fix and when you are actually using the boat and overnighting etc, the voltage is totally irrelevant, as everything works eaxactly the same.