Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Kosovo

Using Type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Kosovan power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when staying abroad.When you're staying in Kosovo the following useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Kosovo from a different country ensure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Kosovan destination such as Pristina refer to the Kosovan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Kosovan power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Kosovo

Can the Beats Pill be used in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Kosovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Kosovo?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Kosovo (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Kosovan trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store 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.

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 for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo using 3 pinned type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Kosovo?

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Kosovan 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. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify the 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 adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 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 Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Kosovan power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Kosovan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill using the Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan 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