Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in The Sudan

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Sudanese power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type D power charger.

Sudanese power outlet

Various standards and plug types can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5 when they're staying in The Sudan.This page has useful instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when you're visiting The Sudan using the standard D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting The Sudan from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the iPhone 5 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 when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 5 be used in The Sudan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in The Sudan.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 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 5 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 iKits 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 5, 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 5 in The Sudan?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Sudanese power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 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], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 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] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Sudanese country entry on wikipedia
  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 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