Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Brunei

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your iPad from a Bruneian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad when they are abroad.When you're visiting Brunei this page has instructions showing charging the iPad using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Brunei from a different country please double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a Bruneian city like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please read the Brunei Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Brunei

Can the iPad be used in Brunei?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Bruneian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Brunei?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad then the best travel charger for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Brunei?

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power the iPad with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using a Bruneian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPad.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bruneian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Brunei Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 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 universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters