Charging the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Poland

Using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Polish power outlet and charging a Beats Pill using a Type E USB charger.

Polish power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you're in Poland using the Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by most Poles. If you are visiting Poland from another country make sure your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Polish city like Warsaw or Metro Manila please read the Poland Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Polish 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Poland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Poland?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Poland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Poles use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Poland.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a more 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 Poland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Poland?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Polish power outlet you'll need 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 wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Polish 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 around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is around 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 Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Polish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the battery life 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 Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Polish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland - Poland 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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