Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Brunei?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Brunei. In Brunei, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Brunei und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Brunei
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Brunei

Flag: About Brunei

Brunei is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with about 430 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 6 000 km². The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan (64 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Malay and English.

The only neighbor of Brunei is Malaysia.

TLD: .bnCurrency: BNDCountry calling code: +673Country Code : BN
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Brunei?

Brunei uses power outlets of type G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Brunei.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Brunei?

The voltage in Brunei is 240 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Brunei, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Brunei?

The utility frequency in Brunei is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Brunei, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Brunei, you should not use the device!