How to charge the iPhone 5C when visiting Georgia

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Georgian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering the iPhone 5C using a double pin Schuko Type F power plug.

Georgian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Georgia. If visiting Georgia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C by using the F or C type Georgian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Georgia from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Georgia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Georgia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Georgia.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Georgia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Georgians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Georgian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 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. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in Georgia?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Georgian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5C 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] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C 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 the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Georgian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 5C from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using a Georgian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Georgian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Georgian country Wiki 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, 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, C$15-C$20.