Charging a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Kosovo

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Kosovan power outlet and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to 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 the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Kosovo.The following step by step guide shows you how to power your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Kosovo by using their Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Kosovo from another country please double check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Kosovan 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Kosovo

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Kosovan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Kosovars use two different standards of plug sockets (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 pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Kosovo we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Kosovo?

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

Using USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Kosovan 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 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 Kosovan power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Wikipedia.org entry about Kosovo
  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 under $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, priced around $10.
  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.