How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Croatia

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Beats Pill 2 when you are in Croatia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Croatia from another region check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Croatian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 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 2 in Croatia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Croatia?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Croatia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Croatia?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets that Croatians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Croatia 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 America going to Croatia.
  • 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Croatia?

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

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Croatian 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Connect 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Croatian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Croatian power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Croatian 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. First plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia entry about Croatia
  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 between $5 to $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.
  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.