How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Georgia

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad Mini from a Georgian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Georgian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when travelling to Georgia by using their Type F or C Georgian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Georgia from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Georgian destination like Sukhumi or Gagra we also recommend referring to the wikipedia page about Georgia [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Georgia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Georgia?

You can use the iPad Mini in Georgia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Georgia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini then the best international travel charger for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Georgians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Georgia or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Georgia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Georgia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Georgia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Georgia?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Georgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini using a Georgian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Georgian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Georgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from the Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page 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, £10-£15.
  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, around £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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.