How to charge the iPhone 6 in Singapore

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type M USB plug

Singapore power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Singapore it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobile phones and laptops that you'll be bringing with you. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a suitable charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when travelling to Singapore using the standard G, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Singaporeans use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. If you are travelling to Singapore from a different country please ensure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Singapore

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Singapore.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Singapore?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Singapore (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G power sockets.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other. Type C electrical outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type M USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground. These outlets are less common in Singapore.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. http://www.visitsingapore.com/en/ - Visit Singapore
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costs between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, around $5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.