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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter, powering the iPhone 4S using a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type M USB adapter

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. 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 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 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. [10] [AD]
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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G USB 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. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G power outlets.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains 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 that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  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. Type C plug outlets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  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. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
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

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type M power adapter.

  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. Note that Type M plug outlets are less common in Singapore.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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 (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, costs 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).