How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Singapore

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger, recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Singapore power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when Singapore.When you're visiting Singapore this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 2 using their Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Singaporeans. Most power sockets will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Singapore from a different country check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Singapore we also recommend reading the Visit Singapore [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Singapore

Can the iPad 2 be used in Singapore?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Singapore power outlet.

Singapore

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Singapore?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Singaporeans use (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Singapore?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using a Singapore power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 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 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go. These sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type M power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 large round holes forming a triangular pattern. These sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Singapore power outlet

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, priced at under 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, 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, 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, estimated price 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, priced under C$20.