Charging the iPad 4 when staying in The Sudan

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Sudanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D power plug.

Sudanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.This page has step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when you're visiting The Sudan using their standard types D or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to The Sudan from a different country ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Omdurman read the Sudanese Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Sudan

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Sudan?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Sudanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in The Sudan?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in The Sudan (D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Sudan using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in The Sudan?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Sudanese power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sudanese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).