Charging a Beats Pill when visiting Croatia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Croatian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Beats Pill when they're going to Croatia.When you're visiting Croatia this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill by using the F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Croatia from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Croatian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Croatia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Croatian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Croatians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated 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 Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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 Croatia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Croatia?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Croatian 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn 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 percent 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 Croatian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Beats Pill with a Croatian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Croatian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat 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 jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia country Wiki page
  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
  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
  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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters