Charging the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Brunei

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPhone 3G from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G in Brunei using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian wall outlet, the Bruneians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. If visiting Brunei from a different country please check that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Brunei

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Brunei?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Brunei?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel adapter for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single 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 flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Brunei we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bruneian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from a Bruneian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3G).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - web page about Brunei
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. 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, costs under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.