How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Georgia

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Georgian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPhone 5 when they are travelling to Georgia.If you're going to Georgia this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Georgia from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a city like Sukhumi please refer to the Georgia Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Georgia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Georgia?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Georgia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Georgia?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5 the best travel power adapter for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Georgians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Georgia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Georgia 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Georgia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Georgia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Georgia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Georgian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using a Georgian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This circular plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 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 phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Georgian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Georgia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing under C$20.
  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, costs 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.