Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Iran

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from an Iranian power outlet by using USB micro type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Iranian power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . When you are visiting Iran the following useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill 2 using the Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Iran from another country please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to an Iranian destination such as Tehran we also recommend referring to the Iran wikipedia page [1] for more details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Iranian power outlet. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Iran

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Iran?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Iranian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Iran?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Iran is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Iran (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 going to Iran using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 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 travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Iran?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from an Iranian power outlet by using USB micro type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using an Iranian 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then 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 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow 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 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 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 2 from an Iranian power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Iranian 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Iranian 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 about 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 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 2 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

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