Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Georgia

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone from a Georgian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Georgian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone when you are visiting Georgia by using their standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Georgia from a different region please check the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Georgia

Can the iPhone be used in Georgia?

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

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Georgia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone the best international travel adapter for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Georgians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone is compatible with 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.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Georgia

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Georgia 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Georgia.
  • 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Georgia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Georgia?

Powering the iPhone with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your iPhone with a Georgian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using a Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Georgian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Georgian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with the iPhone.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Georgian power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Georgian entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).