Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Sudan

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

Sudanese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when staying in The Sudan.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 when you're visiting The Sudan using their standard D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting The Sudan from another country please double check the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Sudanese place such as Omdurman we also suggest reading the Sudanese country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Sudan

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Sudan?

You can use the iPad 3 in The Sudan.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in The Sudan?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best travel adapter for The Sudan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sudanese use two different standards of power outlets (types D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Sudan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in The Sudan?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 3 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using the Sudanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Sudanese power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Sudanese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Sudanese country Wiki 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).