Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to the iPhone 3GS

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 3GS abroad.If planning a trip to Brunei the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 3GS by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian plug outlet, the Bruneians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Brunei from another country ensure that your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a Bruneian city like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please refer to the Bruneian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Brunei

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Brunei?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Brunei.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Brunei?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best international travel charger for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like 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 that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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, however for those also wanting 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 unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brunei and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Brunei?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3GS using the Bruneian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Bruneian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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