How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Cyprus

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Cyprus it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your important devices when you're there. But, without knowing which power socket is used in Cyprus you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Beats Pill when they are going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when you are visiting Cyprus by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Cypriots using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Cyprus from another region please ensure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Cypriot power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Cyprus

Can you use a Beats Pill in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Cyprus by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cyprus?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically 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 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 Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cypriot power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill using a Cypriot power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Cypriot power outlet. The wall supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - wikipedia entry about Cyprus
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters