Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Macedonia

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Macedonian power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Macedonia. These step by step instructions will show how to power your Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Macedonia using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Macedonia from a different region please check that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 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 2.0 speakers to your Macedonian power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Macedonia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Macedonia?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Macedonia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Macedonians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Macedonia using 3 pinned 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Macedonia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Macedonia?

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

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Macedonian power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Macedonian 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink 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 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Macedonian 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 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Macedonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 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 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia - Macedonian 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, under $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, 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 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.