Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Malaysia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malaysian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPhone 5S when they are abroad.When you are travelling to Malaysia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5S by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Malaysia from a different country please double check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Malaysia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Malaysia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Malaysia.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Malaysia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel adapter for Malaysia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Malaysian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malaysia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Malaysia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5S in Malaysia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Malaysian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Malaysian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from a Malaysian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian Wikipedia page
  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
  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
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters