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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPad Air using a Type D power plug.

Sudanese power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air in The Sudan. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPad Air when they're going to The Sudan.If you are visiting The Sudan this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad Air using their standard types D or C Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting The Sudan from a different country check your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Sudanese place such as Omdurman or Khartoum refer to the wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Sudan

Can the iPad Air be used in The Sudan?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Sudanese power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power 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 standards of power outlets (D and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Sudan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Sudan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in The Sudan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using the Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan
  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