How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Singapore

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 from a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and powering the iPad 3 using a Type M power plug

Singapore power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you how to power the iPad 3 when you're in Singapore by using the standard G, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Singaporeans. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Singapore from a different country please ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Singapore

Can the iPad 3 be used in Singapore?

You can use the iPad 3 in Singapore by using the correct power adaptor.

Singapore

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Singapore?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Singapore 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 will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these 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 switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different 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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Singapore?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 3 with a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 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] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Singapore power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Singapore power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes. Type C plug outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Singapore power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 from a Singapore power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. These sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 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, 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, estimated price C$10-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, estimated price 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, 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 at C$15-C$20.