Charging the iPhone 5S when visiting Georgia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Georgian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 5S when they are visiting Georgia.When visiting Georgia these instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Georgia from a different country make sure the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Georgia

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Georgia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Georgian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Georgia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Georgians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

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 recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Georgia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Georgia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Georgia?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S using the Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country) - Georgia country Wiki page
  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 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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters