Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Georgia

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Georgian power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Georgia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Georgia from another country make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Sukhumi we also suggest reading the Georgian country page on Wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Georgia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Georgia?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Georgia.

Georgia

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Georgia?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Georgia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Georgians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Georgia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Georgia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Georgia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Georgia?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Georgian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Georgian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Georgian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Georgian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Georgian country page on Wikipedia
  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, costing 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, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.