Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in The Sudan

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Sudanese power outlet and how to power the iPhone 4S using a Type D power adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.If visiting The Sudan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting The Sudan from a different region please check that your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Sudanese city such as Omdurman refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Sudan

Can the iPhone 4S be used in The Sudan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in The Sudan.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 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 4S, 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 4S in The Sudan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sudanese power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from the 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 include this cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Sudanese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Sudanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Wikipedia.org entry about The Sudan
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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