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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Polish power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Polish power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Poland. This page was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their Beats Pill 2 when they are travelling abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Poland using their types E or C Polish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Poles will typically use Type E sockets in their plug outlets. When visiting Poland from another country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Polish 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 connecting 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 update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Poland

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Poland?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Poland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Poles use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Poland 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Poland.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Poland?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Polish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Polish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter 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 Polish power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Polish power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Polish power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Polish 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. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Polish 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 about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Polish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland - wikipedia entry about Poland
  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, estimated cost 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated cost around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.