Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Israel

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type H power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Israeli power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill . When you're staying in Israel this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Beats Pill by using their standard M, C or H type Israeli 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type M power outlets will be used by a majority of Israelis. If you are travelling to Israel from another region make sure your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Israeli power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 Israel

Can you use a Beats Pill in Israel?

You can use a Beats Pill in Israel by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Israel to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Israelis use three different types of power outlets (types M, C and H) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Israel?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type H USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type H USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots pointing inward forming a triangle pattern. The more recently manufactured type H power supplies also have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that are compatible with 139 other countries.
  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 jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type M power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israel Wikipedia 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters