Brunei power adapters - what plugs are used in Brunei?

Bruneian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Brunei will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to charge in a Bruneian power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device can use then please read the section about how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If your device can run on 240 volts or is dual voltage and the plug fits in a Bruneian power outlet then it should work in Brunei without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Bruneian power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Brunei such a Type G plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Brunei (or power adapter) will only change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Brunei, but won't convert the voltage from 240 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Brunei to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Brunei if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you only need to bring one or more USB devices such as a mobile phone or a tablet then a USB travel power adapter will be ideal and it will work with any voltage, but make sure that you bring one which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Brunei.

Warning: If your device won't handle 240 volts used in Brunei you run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Before using your device in Brunei please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Differing voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Brunei. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices in Brunei 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 change depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries. We recommend referring to the Brunei Wikipedia page [1] for more details on travelling to the location.

Brunei power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter in Brunei?

If the type of plug outlet in Brunei isn't the same as the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter. If you are travelling from America then bring a power adapter for Brunei because an American plug won't fit in a Bruneian power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Brunei if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

What is the best power adapter for Brunei?

The best power adapter for Brunei is a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Brunei?

Brunei power outlets

What type of power outlets are in Brunei?

Type G plug outlets are used in Brunei. The wall socket, also known as a type G power outlet, looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.

What type of power outlets are in Brunei?

What voltage is used in Brunei?

The standard voltage in Brunei is 240 volts.

Are plug sockets in Brunei the same as US?

An American plug won't fit in a Bruneian power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Brunei. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage you need to use a power converter for Brunei and check that it works with 50hz.

Is the voltage in Brunei the same as in the US?

The voltage from a Bruneian power outlet is 240 volts, but 120 volts is used in the US. If your US power charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage then you will need to use a suitable power converter for a Bruneian power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work in a 220-240 volt outlet.

What electrical frequency is used in a Bruneian power outlet?

The frequency in a Bruneian power outlet is 50Hz.

Brunei USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Brunei?

If you are travelling with more than one device the best international travel adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your device can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Bruneian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your devices at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Brunei we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Brunei?

Why use a travel USB charger for Brunei?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack one 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 devices, thereby cutting down on the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB power chargers include swappable plug heads for various regions. This is perfect when visiting multiple countries which will probably use different outlets to Brunei.
  • A good USB power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair or replace in Brunei.
  • USB chargers can accept the 240 volt power outlets in Brunei along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It's possible that accommodation or hotel rooms in Brunei only have a single power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a quality travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone in Brunei might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers should also feature a power outlet strip to use multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but note these are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our guide on using travel appliances in Brunei for helpful guidelines on the best power adapter for a Bruneian power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain cellphones and tablets could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Quality USB chargers will support fast charging should some of your devices need additional power.
  • On returning home travel USB chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets on an overnight basis using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Brunei?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wishing 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 when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.

Power converters for Brunei

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Brunei?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Brunei?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet found in Brunei, however a heavy and bulkier power converter [7] will convert a 240 volt Bruneian power outlet to work with a non-240 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Brunei?

When travelling to Brunei from a different region ensure your device can be charged using a 240v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from overheating during charging.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are visiting Brunei from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 240 volts.

Read the world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

Single voltage hair dryer

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

The easiest way to see if your device is single voltage or dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the power adapter, or on the device itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit and should also state on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Bruneian power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Bruneian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Bruneian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which can be connected to the Bruneian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Bruneian power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Bruneian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Bruneian power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Bruneian power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Brunei Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.