Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to The Sudan

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone with a Sudanese power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you are going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to The Sudan this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPhone by using their standard Type D or C Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Sudan from a different country please double check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Sudan

Can you use the iPhone in The Sudan?

You can use the iPhone in The Sudan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in The Sudan?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel adapter for The Sudan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Sudanese use (D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Sudanese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in The Sudan?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type D USB charger to recharge your iPhone with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Sudanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Wikipedia.org web page about The Sudan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price £5-£10.
  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, around £25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.