Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Moldova

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

Moldovan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill . If planning a holiday to Moldova these instructions show charging the Beats Pill by using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Moldova from another country make sure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Moldovan 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Moldova

Can you use a Beats Pill in Moldova?

You can use a Beats Pill in Moldova.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Moldova is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Moldovans use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving flexibility 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Moldova and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 Moldova.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Moldova?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill using the Moldovan 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Moldovan power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill with a Moldovan power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from a Moldovan 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova - Moldova entry on wikipedia
  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