Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Czech power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Czech power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when they're staying abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill when travelling to Czech Republic using their standard E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Czechs will use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. If you are travelling to Czech Republic from a different region please check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Czech 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Czech Republic

Can you use a Beats Pill in Czech Republic?

You can use a Beats Pill in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Czech Republic?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel power adapter for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Czechs use (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 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 Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Czech trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Czech Republic we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Czech Republic using type B US 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 originating 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Czech Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Czech power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Czech power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Czech power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill with a Czech power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using a Czech power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters