How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Armenia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with an Armenian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.When you're visiting Armenia this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill by using the F or C type Armenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Armenia from another region double check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Armenian power outlet. Please 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Armenia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Armenia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Armenia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Armenians use (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 it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Armenian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

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

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with an Armenian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Armenian power outlet

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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