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Old May 17th 2017, 2:58 pm
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Sooooooooooo anyone taken over white goods and kitchen appliances....I know it's 10amp out from NZ sockets as most kitchen appliances run on 13amps has anyone had any issues?

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brought over our stuff, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in 2012 and all still going well
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Morning/afternoon/evening all

Sooooooooooo anyone taken over white goods and kitchen appliances....I know it's 10amp out from NZ sockets as most kitchen appliances run on 13amps has anyone had any issues?
You're confused. Electrical devices "run on" voltage. Amps is what they draw (use) which is (at constant voltage) directly related to the watts (power) the device uses. The. Wattage is marked on a plate/sticker, usually near where the power cord is connected.

So on a 240v mains supply limited to 10A you can't run anything that is more than 2,400w, which should be plenty for almost everything. Cookers are an obvious exception, which is why they are wired in using a much thicker cable allowing them to draw a lot more than 10A.

In short, your electrical devices will use the same amount of power when plugged into NZ mains as they do plugged into British mains - but you won't be able to use anything that draws more than 10A (2,400w).

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Morning/afternoon/evening all

Sooooooooooo anyone taken over white goods and kitchen appliances....I know it's 10amp out from NZ sockets as most kitchen appliances run on 13amps has anyone had any issues?
Depends on the kind of appliance, only those whose primary function is heating of some kind will approach the 2.4Kw NZ supply limit (so Kettles, Driers etc)

Its generally only UK 3Kw electric fires you have to worry about (and not use), they will overload a NZ socket and NZ appliances don't have individual fuses...

Find out the max rating of any of your appliances from the makers label, if under 2.4Kw then you will be good.
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we brought all kitchen appliances with us apart from the oven lol.. and have purchased new stuff from currys since being here and never had any problems.In fact we just bought a AEG gas hob from currys for £400 and £60 delivery which is $3519 in harvey Norman's!!!

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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Electrical devices "run on" voltage. Amps is what they draw (use) which is (at constant voltage) directly related to the watts (power) the device uses
Ha Ha!
The electrical expert strikes again.....
So this time the voltage is the constant where previously you dreamt it was the resistance.
Oh boy!
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In fact we just bought a AEG gas hob from currys for £400 and £60 delivery which is $3519 in harvey Norman's!!!
are you still in NZ? 60 sterling delivery?

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we brought all kitchen appliances with us apart from the oven lol.. and have purchased new stuff from currys since being here and never had any problems.In fact we just bought a AEG gas hob from currys for £400 and £60 delivery which is $3519 in harvey Norman's!!!
Good call. We often still purchase stuff from the UK as even with the shipping it's still way cheaper than buying here.

You will however have to pay Import Duty, GST, an Import Entry Transaction Fee and a Biosecurity Levy since the goods will give an Import Duty plus GST fee over $60 which is the current threshold for payment of Import fees. Anything with a calculated Import Duty and GST fee of $60 or below is waived. The current threshold is approx. £208 or NZ$400.
Should cost around $182 for the Import Duty and GST on the value of the goods plus the shipping and then the transaction fee plus Bio fee is a fixed $49.24 at the moment.
Still under half the price of buying here
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Originally Posted by valleygurl View Post
we brought all kitchen appliances with us apart from the oven lol.. and have purchased new stuff from currys since being here and never had any problems.In fact we just bought a AEG gas hob from currys for £400 and £60 delivery which is $3519 in harvey Norman's!!!
I must look into that. Wish I could do that for vinyl and a fitter. Nightmare costs for that. Mind you I did similar for wallpaper. Stuff here was all much of a much and cost an arm and a leg. Bought and brought in some really lovely wallpaper from the UK at better quality and half the price even with tax.

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are you still in NZ? 60 sterling delivery?
She's up Taranaki way MrsF.
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Originally Posted by escapedtonz View Post
Ha Ha!
The electrical expert strikes again.....
So this time the voltage is the constant where previously you dreamt it was the resistance.
Oh boy!
I don't think he said voltage is constant - just that at a constant voltage the current drawn is related to the power rating. As you know, neither would be constant but that is a whole other ball game and not necessary to this thread.

OP, you are correct - the current rating of outlets in NZ is 10A, compared to the UK 13A. Most electrical items do not draw anywhere near this current, but anything rated over 2.3kW will overload NZ outlets, unless plugged into a higher rating (there are 15A and 20A outlets for some items.) Items to watch that may create an overload are, as suggested by simonsi, kettles, irons, heaters, etc. But all items should have power rating on them, and if in doubt about a specific item, just ask.
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She's up Taranaki way MrsF.
yes thats my understanding, hence 60 sterling delivery ??
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
brought over our stuff, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in 2012 and all still going well
And a huge gas oven if I remember rightly which lives in your garage!
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yes we arranged a parcel company from the uk for £60..
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OP, you are correct - the current rating of outlets in NZ is 10A, compared to the UK 13A. Most electrical items do not draw anywhere near this current, but anything rated over 2.3kW will overload NZ outlets, unless plugged into a higher rating (there are 15A and 20A outlets for some items.) Items to watch that may create an overload are, as suggested by simonsi, kettles, irons, heaters, etc. But all items should have power rating on them, and if in doubt about a specific item, just ask.
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