Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Brunei

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4 in Brunei. This page has step by step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when you're in Brunei by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Brunei from a different country please ensure your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Brunei

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Brunei?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Brunei?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 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 [6].

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 4 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 [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, 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.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bruneian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPhone 4 with a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Bruneian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4).
  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 holes containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Bruneian Wikipedia web page
  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, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around C$10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.