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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type L USB adapter

Italian power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Italy it is useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Italy you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Beats Pill when they're going to Italy.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Italy by using the standard Type L, C or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Italians will typically use the Type L plug outlets. When you are visiting Italy from a different country make sure the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Italian 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 Italy

Can you use a Beats Pill in Italy?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Italy.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Italy?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Italy to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of plug sockets that Italians use (types L, C and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Italy

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Italy and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Italy.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Italy.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Italy?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from an Italian 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using an Italian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Italian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with an Italian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type L USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Italian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using an Italian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type L USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round adjecent holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Italian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Italian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy - Italy 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