Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to San Marino

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Sammarinese power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Type C USB plug and how to power a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type L power charger

Sammarinese power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill . If you're staying in San Marino this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Beats Pill by using their standard F, C or L type Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting San Marino from another region make sure your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Sammarinese 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in San Marino

Can you use a Beats Pill in San Marino?

You can use a Beats Pill in San Marino by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for San Marino is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Sammarinese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting San Marino.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in San Marino?

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

Using Type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack 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 Sammarinese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Sammarinese power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need 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 into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The power in jack 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 after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type L USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill using the Sammarinese power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped power outlet (sometimes called the Type L power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 large adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L plug supply, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp power outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 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 L power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - San Marino 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters