Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Albania

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with an Albanian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Albanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're staying in Albania this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Beats Pill by using their standard F or C type Albanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Albania from another region ensure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Beats Pill 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 charging it.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Albania

Can you use a Beats Pill in Albania?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Albania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Albanians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Albanian 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. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back 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 plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Albania 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 Albania using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 Albania.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Albania?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill with an Albanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from an Albanian 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 supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Albanian 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 around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Albanian 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 an Albanian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill from an Albanian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Albanian 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. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Albanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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. Turn on the Albanian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albania page 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters