Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Brunei

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Bruneian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger.

Bruneian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Brunei.When going to travel to Brunei the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Brunei from another country please double check the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Bruneian city like Bandar Seri Begawan we suggest reading the Bruneian entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Brunei

Can you use the iPad Mini in Brunei?

You can use the iPad Mini in Brunei.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Brunei?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight 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 using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different 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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Brunei?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Bruneian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini from a Bruneian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  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 Mini is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

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