How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in San Marino

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type L USB adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 in San Marino by using their F, C or L type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to San Marino from another country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Dogana we also recommend reading the Sammarinese Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Sammarinese 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in San Marino

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in San Marino?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in San Marino.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in San Marino?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Sammarinese use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Sammarinese trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both San Marino and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting San Marino 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in San Marino?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Sammarinese 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 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 Sammarinese power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Sammarinese 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese 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 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - Sammarinese Wikipedia 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, estimated price 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.