How to charge the iPad when staying in Georgia

Learn how to recharge your iPad from a Georgian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a Type F power plug.

Georgian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Georgia. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when you're in Georgia by using the standard Type F or C Georgian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Georgia from a different region check that your iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Georgia

Can the iPad be used in Georgia?

You can connect the iPad to a Georgian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Georgia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Georgia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Georgia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Georgia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Georgia using 3 pinned 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Georgia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Georgia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Georgian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Georgian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Georgian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Georgian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Georgian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from a Georgian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Georgian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Georgian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Georgian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country) - wikipedia.org entry about Georgia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).