How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Georgia

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Georgian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Georgian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the iPhone 3GS when you are in Georgia by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Georgia from another region check your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Georgia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Georgia?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Georgia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Georgia?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 3GS 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 3GS 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 3GS in Georgia?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Georgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Georgian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Georgian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 3GS from a Georgian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Georgian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from the Georgian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Georgian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Georgian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Georgian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Georgia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around $5.
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20.