How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Tajikistan

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Tajikistani power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when going abroad.When you're visiting Tajikistan the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using their Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Tajikistan from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place like Dushanbe please read the Tajikistani page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Tajikistani power outlet. 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Tajikistan

Can the Beats Pill be used in Tajikistan?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Tajikistani power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Tajikistan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tajikistanis use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tajikistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Tajikistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Tajikistani power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from the Tajikistani 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Schuko Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using a Tajikistani 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 by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistani page on wikipedia.org
  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