Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Bruneian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If you're visiting Brunei these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Brunei from a different country please check that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Brunei

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Brunei?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Brunei?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single 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 travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Brunei 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Brunei.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bruneian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from the Bruneian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bruneian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Bruneian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters