Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to The Sudan

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to The Sudan this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting The Sudan from another country ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend to stay in a place like Omdurman or Khartoum we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about The Sudan [1] for further details.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Sudanese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Sudan

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Sudan?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Sudan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Sudan?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for The Sudan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sudanese use two different types of wall outlets (types 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 supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used 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 wall outlet.

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 unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Sudan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Sudan using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Sudan?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Sudanese power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type D USB charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Wikipedia entry about The Sudan
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction 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
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters