How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Brunei

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 in Brunei. If you are travelling to Brunei these instructions show how to power the iPad 2 using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Bruneian power outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You will discover power sockets will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Brunei from a different country ensure that the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a city such as Bandar Seri Begawan please read the wikipedia.org entry about Brunei [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Brunei

Can you use the iPad 2 in Brunei?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Brunei by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Brunei?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting 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 Brunei and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Brunei?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Bruneian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Bruneian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Bruneian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find 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 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - wikipedia.org entry about Brunei
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters