Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Belarus

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your Beats Pill with a Belarus power outlet and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Belarus.When going to travel to Belarus the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Belarus from a different region please check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Belarus place such as Minsk we also suggest reading the Belarus entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Belarus 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 Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Belarus

Can you use a Beats Pill in Belarus?

You can use a Beats Pill in Belarus.

Belarus

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Belarus?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Belarus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Belarus (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Belarus we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus 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 Belarus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Belarus?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Beats Pill with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill using the Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Belarus 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 between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Belarus 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 from a Belarus power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type F power adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use 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 into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 price 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).