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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Albanian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Albanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 when going to Albania.This page is a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you are in Albania using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. When you are visiting Albania from a different country double check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Albanian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Albania

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Albania?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Albania by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Albania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Albania (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Albanian 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. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Albania 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Albania.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Albania?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Albanian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using an Albanian 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Albanian power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is 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 USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Albanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Albanian power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Albanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This round power outlet (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Albanian 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 soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Albanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian Wiki 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, costs around £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, £5-£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, priced at £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.