Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Serbia

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Serbian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Serbia by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Serbia from another region ensure the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Serbian power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Serbia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Serbia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Serbian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Serbia?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Serbia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Serbians use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Serbian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

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 strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Serbia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one 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 can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using the Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug supply, also known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. 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 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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