Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Ukraine

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Ukrainian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Ukraine.The following instructions shows you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Ukraine using the standard F or C type Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Ukraine from a different region please double check the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ukrainian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Ukraine

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Ukraine?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Ukrainian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Ukraine is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ukrainians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ukrainian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ukraine 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 America going to Ukraine using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Ukraine?

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

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Ukrainian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Ukrainian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Ukrainian 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 a Ukrainian power outlet

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Ukrainian 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. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The recessed round plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Ukrainian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian country Wiki 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