How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Singapore

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Singapore power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter, powering the iPhone 4S using a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type M power charger

Singapore power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4S in Singapore. This page was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 4S when they are travelling abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when travelling to Singapore using their types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Singaporeans will typically use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When visiting Singapore from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Singapore

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Singapore by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Singapore?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Singaporeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power 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 as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Singapore?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type M power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore - wikipedia entry about 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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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
  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
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters