How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Hungary

A guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Hungarian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially 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 what you'll need to power the Beats Pill 2 when you are in Hungary by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies change from region to region so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Hungary from a different country make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage 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 Hungarian power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Hungary

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Hungary?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Hungary by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Hungary to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Hungarians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports 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.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hungary 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 North America going to Hungary using type B American 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Hungary?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy 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 outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian 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 between three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to use 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 into the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungary Wikipedia web page
  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, costs 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, costing 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, estimated price 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.