How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Estonia

Using USB Micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Estonian power outlet and charging a Beats Pill using a Type F power charger.

Estonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Beats Pill abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when travelling to Estonia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Estonia from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on staying in an Estonian place such as Tallinn or Tartu we also recommend reading the Wikipedia web page about Estonia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Estonian 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Estonia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Estonia?

You can connect a Beats Pill to an Estonian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Estonia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Estonians use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Estonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Estonia?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from an Estonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using an Estonian 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Estonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Estonian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Estonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from an Estonian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Estonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia - Wikipedia web page about Estonia
  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