Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Singapore

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Singapore power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type M USB charger, how to power the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type G USB charger and powering the iPhone 5S using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Singapore power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when staying abroad.If visiting Singapore this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPhone 5S by using the types G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Singaporeans will normally use the Type G power outlets. You'll discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Singapore from another region ensure your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Singapore

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Singapore power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Singapore?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Singapore (G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Singapore and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Singapore?

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

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Singapore power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S using a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Singapore power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a double pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one 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. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Singapore power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5S using the Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from 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 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. 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