Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in The Sudan

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sudanese power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type D USB adapter.

Sudanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus . This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to The Sudan using the Type D or C Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to The Sudan from a different region please check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device 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 overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Sudanese city like Omdurman we suggest reading the Wikipedia page about The Sudan [1] for more information prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Sudan

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Sudan?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Sudan.

The Sudan

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Sudan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for The Sudan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Sudanese use (types D and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible 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 6 Plus, but for those also wishing 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 counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Sudan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Sudan. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Sudan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sudanese power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus 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], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sudanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sudanese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Sudanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Sudanese power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 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 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Sudanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Sudanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page 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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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, C$10-C$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, costs under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.