How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in The Sudan

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Sudanese power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPad Air 2 abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when staying in The Sudan by using the standard Type D or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to The Sudan from a different region check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan to visit a Sudanese destination like Omdurman we suggest referring to the Sudanese Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Sudan

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Sudan?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Sudanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Sudan?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel power adapter for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Sudanese use (types D and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to The Sudan. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Sudan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Sudan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Sudan?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Sudanese power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the 2 round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Sudanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sudanese power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Sudanese Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters