How to charge the iPad Mini 2 in Singapore

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type M USB plug

Singapore power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in Singapore this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 by using their Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Singaporeans. When visiting Singapore from another country check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a place like Singapore or Sentosa read the Visit Singapore [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Singapore

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Singapore.

Singapore

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Singapore?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 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. 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 iPad Mini 2 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 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 is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, 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. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Singapore?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Singapore power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration. The most frequently found sockets in Singapore are Type G power outlets.
  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 iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using a 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 include the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. This plug outlet (known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins. Type C plug sockets in Singapore are less commonplace.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type M USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration. Type M electrical sockets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  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 iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

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, around C$15.
  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, 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, 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, C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.