How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Herzegovina

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 . This step by step guide will show how to power your Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Herzegovina by using their types F or C Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Herzegovina from a different country please ensure your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Herzegovinian power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Herzegovina

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Herzegovina?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Herzegovina by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Herzegovina?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Herzegovina is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Herzegovinians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Herzegovina 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Herzegovina.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Herzegovina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Herzegovinian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Herzegovinian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be identified by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Wikipedia.org entry about Herzegovina
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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