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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

South Korean power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 in South Korea. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you are visiting South Korea these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using the standard types F or C 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most South Koreans will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting South Korea from a different country make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the South Korean power outlet. Please 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that South Koreans use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to South Korea. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 South Korea using type B 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 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 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 South Korea.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the South Korean 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into. These outlets aren't as commonplace in South Korea as Type F outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a South Korean power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a South Korean 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom. The most common sockets found in South Korea are Type F power sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector 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 light.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. http://www.visitkorea.com.my/ - Korea Tourism Organization site
  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, 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 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, 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, between $10 to $15.