Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in The Sudan

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Mini with a Sudanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini using a Type D USB charger.

Sudanese power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting The Sudan these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini by using their types D or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting The Sudan from another country double check the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Sudan

Can the iPad Mini be used in The Sudan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Sudanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sudanese use two different standards of wall outlets (types D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The Sudan we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Sudan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 Mini in The Sudan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 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 normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Sudanese power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  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 iPad Mini is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

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