How to charge the iPhone 6 in Singapore

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type M USB plug

Singapore power outlet

If planning a trip to Singapore it can be helpful to know if you can charge all your important electronics when you arrive at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Singapore you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . When you are planning a vacation to Singapore the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 6 using the G, C or M type Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Singaporeans normally use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Singapore from another region please check that your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Singapore

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Singapore.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Singapore?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Singapore (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 using the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type M USB charger to power the iPhone 6 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 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 cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore - wikipedia.org 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