How to charge a Beats Pill in Serbia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Serbian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Serbian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in Serbia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill by using their Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Serbia from another country double check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a place like Belgrade or Novi Sad read the wikipedia.org entry about Serbia [1] for further details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Serbian 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 updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Serbia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Serbia.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Serbia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Serbia (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 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Serbia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Serbia.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Serbia.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Serbia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Serbian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Serbian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Serbian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Serbian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Serbian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Serbian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Serbian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - wikipedia.org entry about Serbia
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  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, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).