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

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Slovak power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type E USB charger.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Slovakia. The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Slovakia by using their E or C type Slovak 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will change from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Slovakia from a different country check that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Slovak 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Slovakia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Slovakia?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Slovakia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Slovaks use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger 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 Slovakia

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, but for visitors also wanting 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Slovakia?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Slovak power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Slovak power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type E power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a Slovak 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 power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Slovak power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovakia country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated price 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, costs between $10 to $15.