How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you are going to Brunei.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when travelling to Brunei by using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian wall outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Brunei from another country check your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Brunei

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Brunei?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Brunei by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Brunei?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bruneian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Bruneian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bruneian power outlet

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 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