Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in The Sudan

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Sudanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5C using a Type D USB charger.

Sudanese power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If planning a holiday to The Sudan these instructions show powering the iPhone 5C by using the types D or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting The Sudan from another country ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Omdurman please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 5C be used in The Sudan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Sudanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Sudan?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Sudan (D and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Sudan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Sudanese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Sudanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5C from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Sudanese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Sudanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  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, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.