Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in The Sudan

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS from a Sudanese power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a Type D power adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS abroad.If travelling to The Sudan the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 3GS by using the Type D or C Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The Sudan from another country please check the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Sudanese city like Omdurman refer to the Sudanese Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in The Sudan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in The Sudan.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Sudan?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB adapter 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 will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Sudan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Sudan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Sudanese power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from the Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Sudanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Sudanese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Sudanese Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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