Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Turkey

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Turkish power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when you are travelling to Turkey.When you're planning a trip to Turkey these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the Type F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Turks will normally use Type F power outlets. If you are visiting Turkey from a different region please check that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning to stay in a place such as Istanbul refer to the Turkish Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Turkish 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Turkey

Can the Beats Pill be used in Turkey?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Turkey.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Turkey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Turkey (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Turkish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Turkey?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill from a Turkish 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Turkish power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Turkish power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish Wikipedia web 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters