How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Singapore

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Singapore power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger, powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type M power plug

Singapore power outlet

When planning a vacation to Singapore it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices when you get there. But, without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you need it. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Singapore by using their Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be used by most Singaporeans. If travelling to Singapore from another region check your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Singapore

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Singapore?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Singapore.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Singaporeans use (types G, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Singapore using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Singapore?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus 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 USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern. Type G plug outlets will be the most commonly used sockets in Singapore.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Singapore power outlet

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go. Note that Type C electrical outlets aren't as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Singapore power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Singapore power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape. Type M plug outlets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with 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, estimated price under $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, costs 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, estimated cost 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, under $15.