Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Singapore

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger, how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type G USB plug and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type M USB plug

Singapore 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. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPad Air 2 when staying in Singapore using the Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Singaporeans typically use Type G power outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Singapore from another region ensure that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Singapore

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Singapore?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Singapore.

Singapore

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Singapore?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Singapore is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Singapore (G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Singapore?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 using the Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Singapore power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth. These are the most common outlets found in Singapore.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Type C plug outlets in Singapore might not be as commonplace.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type M power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 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 should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Singapore power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8], looks like three round holes in a triangular shape. These outlets might not be as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).