How to charge the iPhone 4 in The Sudan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Sudanese power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Sudanese power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in The Sudan. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when travelling to The Sudan by using their D or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to The Sudan from another country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Sudanese destination like Omdurman we suggest referring to the Sudanese Wikipedia page [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The Sudan?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Sudanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Sudan?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for The Sudan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in The Sudan (D and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to The Sudan. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Sudan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in The Sudan?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Sudanese power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using a Sudanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your iPhone 4 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 4 from the Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Sudanese Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters