Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Israel

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type H power adapter, powering a Beats Pill using a Europlug Type C power charger and how to power a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Israeli power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you get there. Without knowing which plug socket is being used you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Beats Pill. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when they are going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Israel these useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill by using their standard Type M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Israelis typically use Type H plugs in their wall outlets. You will find power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Israel from a different country please check the Beats Pill can be used with a 220 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Israeli power outlet. Please 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 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.

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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. 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 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 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.
  • 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet with Type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  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. Type C electrical outlets in Israel might not be as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  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 port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink 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 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.
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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type H power adapter.

  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. These are the most common outlets found in Israel.
  3. Plug in 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 port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
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

Using Micro USB Type B connector with a Type M 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 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. Be aware that Type M electrical sockets are less common in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. 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 socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Beatsbydre - official Beats Pill support site
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Beatsbydre - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).