How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Czech power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Czech Republic. This guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to Czech Republic by using the standard types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Czechs will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When you are visiting Czech Republic from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a place like Prague please read the Wikipedia entry about Czech Republic [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Czech power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Czech Republic

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Czech Republic?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Czech power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Czech Republic?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Czech Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Czechs use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Czech Republic or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Czech Republic.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Czech Republic?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Czech power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB connector into the USB power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Czech power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 using a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Czech power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into with one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Wikipedia entry about Czech Republic
  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, costs between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at around $10.
  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.