Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Estonia

Learn how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Estonian power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Estonian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying abroad.If travelling to Estonia these useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill 2 by using their standard F or C type Estonian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Estonia from a different country please double check the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place such as Tallinn we also suggest reading the Estonia Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Estonian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Estonia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Estonia?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Estonia by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Estonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Estonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Estonia 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Estonia using 3 pin type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Estonia.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Estonia?

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

Learn how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Estonian power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Estonian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Estonian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Estonian 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 an Estonian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Estonian power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Estonian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power outlet, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Estonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia - Estonia 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, estimated price 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, costs 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, costing between $10 to $15.