How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in Malaysia

How to connect a Malaysian power outlet to the iPhone

Malaysian power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Malaysia it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices like mobile phones and tablets when you arrive. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a suitable adaptor on arrival. Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in Malaysia. If you're going to Malaysia this page has instructions showing powering your iPhone by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Malaysians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When travelling to Malaysia from another country check your iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on staying at a city like Kuala Lumpur or Alor Setar we also recommend referring to the Malaysia Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

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Charging the iPhone in Malaysia

Can the iPhone be used in Malaysia?

You can use the iPhone in Malaysia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Malaysia?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Malaysia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Malaysian trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you’re not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Malaysia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Malaysia?

Charging the iPhone from a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Malaysian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone using a Malaysian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power plug adapter in the Malaysian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPhone from a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power plug adapter - Suitable for use in England, Ireland, and Scotland, a grounded three pin Type G adapter turns UK electrical power outlets into USB ports for reliable charging..
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..