How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Ukraine

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Ukrainian power outlet and charging a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill when they're abroad.If you are going to Ukraine the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Ukraine from a different country please ensure that your 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 that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Ukrainian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Ukraine

Can the Beats Pill be used in Ukraine?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Ukraine.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Ukrainians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Ukrainian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ukraine.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Ukraine?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Ukrainian 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Ukrainian power outlet you will 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 into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Ukrainian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - wikipedia.org entry about Ukraine
  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