Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Brunei

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5C abroad.The following instructions will show how to charge your iPhone 5C when travelling to Brunei by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Brunei from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Brunei [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Brunei

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Brunei?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Bruneian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Brunei?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Brunei?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Bruneian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Bruneian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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