How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Singapore

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type M power charger, powering the iPhone 5C using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter

Singapore power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Singapore by using the standard Type G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Singaporeans normally use the Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting Singapore from a different country make sure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a Singapore destination like Singapore we also suggest referring to the Visit Singapore [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Singapore

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Singapore.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Singapore?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Singapore (types G, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Singapore?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5C from the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go. Type C plug sockets in Singapore might not be as common.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Singapore power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type M power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three large round holes forming a triangular pattern. These sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from 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, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £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 at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).