How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in The Sudan

Instructions showing how to power your iPad from a Sudanese power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad using a Type D USB adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad . When staying in The Sudan this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad using the standard types D or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting The Sudan from another country please make sure your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Sudan

Can the iPad be used in The Sudan?

You can use the iPad in The Sudan.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in The Sudan?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad the best travel adapter for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sudanese use two different types of plug sockets (types D and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The Sudan or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Sudan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in The Sudan?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from the Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Sudanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad with a Sudanese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Sudanese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Sudanese power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - The Sudan Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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