Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Latvia

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with a Latvian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Beats Pill using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Latvian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page is a step-by-step guide telling you how to power your Beats Pill when you are visiting Latvia using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Latvia from a different region please check that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Latvian power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Latvia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Latvia?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Latvian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Latvia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Latvia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Latvia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Latvia 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Latvia.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Latvia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Latvia?

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

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with a Latvian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Latvian 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 circular adjacent 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 charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Latvian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Latvian 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 into the Latvian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia - Latvian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters