Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to the iPad Air

Bruneian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air . This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when you're travelling to Brunei using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian power outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If you are visiting Brunei from another region please check the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Brunei

Can the iPad Air be used in Brunei?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best 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 come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Brunei we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Brunei using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Brunei?

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Bruneian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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