How to charge a Beats Pill in Iran

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with an Iranian power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Iranian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. 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 . This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.These instructions will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill when travelling to Iran using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Iran from a different country ensure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on travelling to an Iranian destination such as Tehran or Mashhad please read the Iran page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Iranian 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 Iran

Can the Beats Pill be used in Iran?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Iran.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Iran?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Iran is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Iranians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility 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 and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Iran?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Beats Pill with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from an Iranian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Iranian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Iranian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Iranian 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 an Iranian power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill using the Iranian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Iranian 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 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 turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iran 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