How to charge the iPhone 3G in The Sudan

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 3G using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the iPhone 3G abroad.When visiting The Sudan this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 3G using their D or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If travelling to The Sudan from another region double check your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 3G be used in The Sudan?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Sudanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in The Sudan?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3G 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. 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 3G 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 3G 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 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in The Sudan?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Sudanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sudanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G 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 usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about The Sudan
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under £15.