Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in The Sudan

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Sudanese power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Sudanese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 4 when visiting abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in The Sudan using the standard D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources differ from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting The Sudan from another region ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt 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 transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Sudan

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in The Sudan?

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

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

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

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come 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 international 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 going to The Sudan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 4 in The Sudan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sudanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 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 normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two round adjacent holes.
  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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sudanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sudanese power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Sudanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - wikipedia.org web page about The Sudan
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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