Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Bruneian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4S when you are visiting Brunei using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian power outlet, with the Bruneians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Brunei from another region ensure that your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Brunei [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Brunei

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Brunei?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Brunei.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Brunei?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S in Brunei?

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Bruneian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bruneian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Wikipedia.org entry about Brunei
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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