Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Using micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Kazakhstani power outlet and charging a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Beats Pill . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when travelling to Kazakhstan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Kazakhstan from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a place such as Almaty read the Wikipedia.org web page about Kazakhstan [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Kazakhstani power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting 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 Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Kazakhstan

Can you use a Beats Pill in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of 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 included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these 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 individual power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Kazakhstan?

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one 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. Turn on the Kazakhstani 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 port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Kazakhstani power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. 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 socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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