How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Brunei

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type G power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're going abroad.This page contains simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad 4 when staying in Brunei using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Brunei from another country please ensure the iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Brunei

Can the iPad 4 be used in Brunei?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Bruneian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Brunei?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Brunei or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

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 charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bruneian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Bruneian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad 4 using a Bruneian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Bruneian Wikipedia 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