How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're travelling to Kazakhstan this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 using the standard types F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Kazakhstan from another country double check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Kazakhstani destination like Almaty refer to the Kazakhstani entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Kazakhstani power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Kazakhstan

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Kazakhstan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Kazakhstan?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Kazakhstanis use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Kazakhstan?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat 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 soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Kazakhstani 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 Kazakhstani power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one 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 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani 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 port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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