Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Sudan

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Sudanese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Sudanese power outlet

Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when staying in The Sudan by using their types D or C Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to The Sudan from a different region make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Sudan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Sudan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Sudanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Sudan?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. 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 types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Sudan using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Sudan?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Sudanese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Sudanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 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] (usually already included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters