Singapore power adapters - What adapter do I need for Singapore?

Power adapters for Singapore

If packing for a trip to Singapore it can be helpful to know if you can use any common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Singapore. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your devices when staying in Singapore using the Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Singaporeans. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Singapore?

The best power adapter for Singapore will be a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Singapore?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in Singapore.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Singapore power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Singapore power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for Singapore along with the right type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Singapore?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Singapore and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Singapore from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Singapore power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Singapore, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Singapore if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter for a Singapore power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in Singapore by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Singapore?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Singapore?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. http://www.visitsingapore.com/en/ - Visit Singapore.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, under $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor