How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Georgia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Air using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Georgian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad Air when going to Georgia.If you're going to travel to Georgia this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Air using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Georgia from a different region double check your iPad Air can be used with 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 (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Georgia

Can the iPad Air be used in Georgia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Georgia.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Georgia?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 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. Georgians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to Georgia or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air at an 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Georgia.
  • 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 and gives practically the same functionality 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Georgia?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air from the Georgian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Georgian power outlet. The power outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air using a Georgian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Georgian Wikipedia page
  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 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, estimated price £10-£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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.