How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Romania

Instructions on how to charge your Beats Pill from a Romanian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Romanian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. If visiting Romania these instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Romania from another country please check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Romanian power outlet. 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 any device 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 Romania

Can the Beats Pill be used in Romania?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Romania by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Romania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Romanians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Romanian trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Romania and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Romania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Romania.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Romania?

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

Instructions on how to charge your Beats Pill from a Romanian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Romanian 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Romanian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Romanian 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 Romanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Romanian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket 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 Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - Wikipedia.org entry about Romania
  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