Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to the iPhone 5

Bruneian power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when visiting Brunei using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian power outlet, with the Bruneians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When travelling to Brunei from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Bandar Seri Begawan we also suggest reading the Bruneian country Wiki page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Brunei

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Brunei?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Brunei.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Brunei?

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Bruneian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Bruneian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bruneian power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bruneian country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, under C$5.
  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, costing 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, under C$20.