Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Hungary

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Hungarian power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Beats Pill . When you are planning a holiday to Hungary the following useful instructions show how to charge your Beats Pill by using their standard F or C type Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Hungary from another country check that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Hungarian 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Hungary

Can the Beats Pill be used in Hungary?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Hungarian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Hungarians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Hungarian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 going to Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Hungary?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Hungarian power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Hungarian power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Hungarian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Hungarian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Hungarian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill from a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian Wikipedia 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/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