How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Cyprus

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cypriot power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

Cypriot power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Cyprus by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot plug outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to Cyprus from a different country ensure the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit a Cypriot city such as Nicosia we recommend reading the Cypriot country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Cypriot 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Cyprus

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Cyprus.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel adapter for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their 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 tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cyprus using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cypriot power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cypriot power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Cypriot power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB 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 Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot country Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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 at under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.