Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Georgia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Georgian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Georgian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Georgia.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPad 2 when travelling to Georgia using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Georgia from another country ensure the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Georgia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Georgia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Georgian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Georgia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Georgians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 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 iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Georgian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Georgia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Georgia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Georgia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Georgia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Georgian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. The circular wall outlet, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Georgian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Georgia
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.