Charging the mobile phone from a power outlet in Brunei

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Bruneian power outlet.

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. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when staying in Brunei.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the mobile phone when you're visiting Brunei by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian plug outlet, the Bruneians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Brunei from a different region please check the mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a Bruneian city like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please refer to the Brunei Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Brunei

Can you use any mobile phone in Brunei?

You can use any mobile phone in Brunei.

Brunei

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Brunei?

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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. [5]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Brunei?

Powering any mobile phone with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your mobile phone with a Bruneian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Bruneian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Brunei Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price under C$5.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, costing under C$15.
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.