How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Bulgaria

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Bulgarian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are travelling to Bulgaria this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Europe page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Bulgaria from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Bulgarian power outlet. Please 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Bulgaria

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Bulgaria?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Bulgaria by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Bulgaria?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bulgaria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Bulgarians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Bulgarian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bulgaria and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bulgaria.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Bulgaria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Bulgaria?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Bulgarian 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bulgarian power outlet using USB type B cord and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Bulgarian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bulgarian power outlet. This circular plug outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Bulgarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - wikipedia.org entry about Bulgaria
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced under $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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.