Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Romania

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Romanian power outlet using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Romanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 when they are visiting Romania.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power the Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Romania using the standard F or C type Romanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Romania from a different region ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on visiting a Romanian city like Bucharest we also suggest reading the wikipedia entry about Romania [1] for further information.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Romanian power outlet. 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 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 Romania

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Romania?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Romania.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Romania?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel charger for Romania is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Romanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Romanian trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those 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 is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Romania using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Romania.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Romania?

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Romanian 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. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Romanian 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 Romanian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type F power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Romanian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Romanian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 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 Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - wikipedia entry about Romania
  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, priced 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 cost 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, priced between $10 to $15.