How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Brunei

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad 3 when abroad.If you are visiting Brunei this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Bruneians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Brunei from another country please ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please read the wikipedia.org entry about Brunei [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Brunei

Can you use the iPad 3 in Brunei?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Brunei by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Brunei?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Brunei is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Brunei. Because you are only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Bruneian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using the 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 this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bruneian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - wikipedia.org entry about Brunei
  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 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