Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Turkey

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Turkish power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Turkey. When you're planning a trip to Turkey these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Turks will normally use Type F power outlets. When visiting Turkey from another country make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Turkish power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Turkey

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Turkey?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Turkish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Turkey?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Turkey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Turkey (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of 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 heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Turkish trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey.
  • 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 1 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 power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Turkish power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Turkish power outlet you'll need 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 into the Turkish power outlet. The plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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