Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to The Sudan

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Sudanese power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type D power charger.

Sudanese power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 2 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad 2 when staying abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPad 2 when you are in The Sudan using the types D or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Sudan from a different country please make sure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Sudan

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Sudan?

You can use the iPad 2 in The Sudan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in The Sudan?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Sudanese use (D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Sudan we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Sudan.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in The Sudan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sudanese power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sudanese power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 from the Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 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/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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