How to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Singapore

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Singapore power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type M USB adapter

Singapore power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Singapore by using their Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Singaporeans. If travelling to Singapore from a different region double check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Singapore

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Singapore?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Singapore by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Singapore?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Singapore trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Singapore 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Singapore?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go. Type C plug outlets in Singapore are less common.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Singapore power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle shape. Type M plug outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Singapore power outlet

See also

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  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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 (£10-£15 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).