How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Macedonia

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Macedonian power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill in Macedonia. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their Beats Pill when they're visiting Macedonia.If you are visiting Macedonia this page contains instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill using their Type F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Macedonia from another country please make sure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Macedonian 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 Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Macedonia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Macedonia?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Macedonia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Macedonians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Macedonia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macedonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Macedonia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Macedonia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill from a Macedonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from the Macedonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port 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 Macedonian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Macedonian power outlet with Type B USB cable with a 3 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using a Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy 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 in the Macedonian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, also known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Macedonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia - Macedonia 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/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