How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Brunei

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Brunei by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Bruneian wall outlet, with the Bruneians using a 13 amp plug for charging. Most power supplies are different depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list where you'll find a complete list showing countries. If travelling to Brunei from another country please ensure the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a city such as Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait refer to the wikipedia.org page about Brunei [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Brunei

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Brunei?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Brunei is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Brunei or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal 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 smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Brunei?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Bruneian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 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 charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 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