Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Georgia

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and powering the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Georgian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 4 . When you are staying in Georgia the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad 4 by using their standard F or C type Georgian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Georgia from another country ensure your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Georgia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Georgia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Georgia by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Georgia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Georgians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Georgian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Georgia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Georgia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Georgia?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet by using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using the Georgian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Georgian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Georgian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Georgian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web 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, under $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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.