Georgia power adapters - what plugs are used in Georgia?

Georgian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Georgia?

Bring a Type F plug adapter [4] to Georgia if your plug won't fit in a Georgian power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Georgia all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Georgian power outlet. If you're unsure of what voltage your device uses then read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device before going any further.

  • Be prepared for regular power blackouts in Georgia in certain areas therefore you should bring a portable charger [9] if you wish to keep your phone battery fully charged whilst abroad during a power outage.
  • If you're planning on visiting Georgia from America you will need to bring a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug in a Georgian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Georgia you also need to pack a power converter for Georgia if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Georgian power outlet then it will work in Georgia.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Georgian power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Georgia such a Type F plug adapter [4]. A plug adapter for Georgia (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Georgia, but doesn't change the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Georgia to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Georgia if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you only need to power USB devices such as mobile phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Georgia.

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Georgia please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Georgia power adapters

Power adapters for Georgia

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Georgia. This page has links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you are in Georgia using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power adapters differ regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Georgia?

The best power adapter for Georgia is a Type F power adapter [4] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Georgia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Georgia to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Georgia allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Georgia by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter in Georgia?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Georgia then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter for Georgia if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a plug adapter for Georgia as an American plug won't physically fit into a Georgian power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Georgia if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

Do European plugs work in Georgia?

There is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't work in Georgia because there are so many different power outlet types used throughout Europe.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Georgia?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Georgian power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Georgia.

Georgia power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Georgia?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Georgia?

There are two types of power outlets used in Georgia, these are type F and C with the primary power supply being type F:

  • Plug Type C - This plug outlet (known as the type C socket or Europlug) is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  • Plug Type F - You can identify this power socket by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.

Do US plugs work in Georgia?

No - an American plug won't work in Georgia because it doesn't fit in a Georgian power outlet without using a power adapter. Also, the voltage is 220 volts so you will need to use a power converter for Georgia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance will work with a 50hz power outlet.

Do European plugs work in Georgia?

Tourists in Europe

Do European plugs work in Georgia?

Various locations throughout Europe all use different standards of power outlet types and voltages, so a plug which works with a Georgian power outlet might not function in an electrical outlet in another location. If you are visiting more than one location in Europe you can either bring a multiple power adapter travel set [11] consisting of various types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter [12] as both these options should make sure you're covered for all different power outlet types which you might encounter in each country. Before travelling check the list of power outlets used throughout Europe to understand which power converters and adapters you might need to bring for your trip.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Georgia?

To use a 110 volt appliance in Georgia you will need a step down power converter.

What frequency is used in Georgia?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Georgian power outlet is 50 Hz.

Are outlets in Georgia the same as US?

US plugs won't fit in a Georgian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Georgia. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Georgia and check that it works with a 50hz supply.

Is the voltage in Georgia the same as in the US?

The voltage which comes from a Georgian power outlet is 220 volts, whereas 120 volts is used in America. If your US appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you should use a suitable power converter for a Georgian power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work with a 220 volt outlet.

Is there good access to electrical power in Georgia?

Access to electricity in Georgia is excellent which covers the entire country.

Are there power outages in Georgia?

Georgia reports power cuts once a month.

Do I need a portable charger for Georgia?

A USB power bank for charging mobile phones

Do I need a portable charger for Georgia?

Because of potential power cuts in Georgia visitors should pack alternate charging solutions if they wish to continue using devices such as mobile phones dependably.

  • During a trip increased use of smart phones for taking pictures, storing itineraries, social networks, sat nav and web browsing can drain power before the end of the day. A flat smart phone battery can possibly leave you in an unknown location without enough power to make an emergency call or being able to use a GPS app to get directions to your accommodation.
  • Packing a portable charger [9] for Georgia alleviates those concerns as it allows you to keep your smart phone charged on the move, especially when visiting a country with frequent power outages.
  • We recommend using at least a 10,000mAh portable charger [9] which can store enough electricity to power around 3 full days of mobile phone use and a 20,000mAh power bank [16] should keep an average smart phone powered for around seven days. The mAh value describes the capacity of a battery and gives an indication of how many recharges the portable charger can achieve.
  • If your laptop has a USB-C charging port then bringing a portable charger for a laptop [17] marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies at least 20Wh can be used to extend the battery life of your laptop in Georgia. Be aware that some airlines won't let you bring portable chargers on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must not be kept in the hold so we recommended checking ahead with the carrier.
  • Consumer portable chargers aren't designed for use with high wattage items that generate heat, but a rechargeable hair dryer [14] or gas hair straighteners [15] are designed for travelling to locations with frequent power cuts such as Georgia.

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Georgia chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Georgia?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Georgia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two types of wall outlets in Georgia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your devices at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Georgia?

Why use a travel USB charger for Georgia?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Rather than bring 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 separate devices, thereby reducing the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for various countries thereby making them suitable if visiting other countries across Europe which are likely to use different outlets to Georgia.
  • A good power charger is rugged, lightweight and compact - ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair in Georgia.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Georgia along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that hotels in Georgia might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices rather than having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airports can be in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Georgia could prove problematic and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers should also include power outlet strips to use multiple low powered devices such as laptops, but please note these are unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our guide on using travel appliances with a Georgian power outlet for advice and guidelines on the most suitable power adapter for a Georgian power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain tablets and cellphones could require more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Premium USB chargers will support fast charging should any of your devices require additional power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be used by charging multiple cell phones on an overnight basis using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Georgia?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied 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 - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Georgia.

Power converters for Georgia

What does a power converter for a Georgian power outlet do?

Power converters for Georgia allow you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electric device with a 220 volt Georgian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A heavy and bulky power converter [18] will transform a 220 volt Georgian power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, but a more lightweight and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Georgia.

Do I need a power converter for Georgia?

When travelling to Georgia from another region check that the device will accept a 220 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step down power converter [19] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance won't support 220 volts. See the WikiConnections list of world power outlets guide to find out the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already use either a 220 volt single voltage device or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Devices designed for a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 220 volts run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you need to charge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone as these are normally dual voltage and designed for international use, but please always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as hair straighteners or clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6] which allows it to be used with a 220 volt Georgian power outlet.
  • It should be more cost effective to use a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than bringing a heavier power converter to Georgia in order to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read our travel guides on how to use clothes irons, curling wands, flat irons and hairdryers with Georgian power outlets , along with recommendations for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter if I'm travelling to Georgia from America?

The voltage from a wall outlet in Georgia is different to an 110 volt American outlet, therefore please use a step down power converter if your appliance or charger doesn't support dual voltage.

What converter do I need for Georgia?

In order to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Georgia you will need to buy a step down power converter [19].

What voltage is used in Georgia?

Georgia uses 220 volts in their power outlets.

How to convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [19] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 220 volt Georgian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Georgia before plugging that into a Georgian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 220 volt Georgian power outlet.
What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

Single voltage hair straighteners

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

A simple method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the charger or on the unit itself, normally near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make and model of your appliance but could also be written on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

What can I connect to a Georgian power outlet?

Travel appliances which can connect to a Georgian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Georgian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Georgian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Georgian power outlet

Apple iPhones that can be connected to the Georgian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Georgian power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Georgian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Georgian power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Georgia, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [20].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(country) - wikipedia.org entry about Georgia.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  11. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  12. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  14. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  15. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  16. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  17. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  18. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  19. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets