How to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Belgium

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Belgian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Belgian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Belgium. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when Belgium.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Belgium by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type E wall outlets will be normally used by most Belgians. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Belgium from a different region check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that 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 instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Belgian 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Belgium

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Belgium?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Belgian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel charger for Belgium to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Belgians use (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Belgian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be 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 Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Belgium using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Belgium.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Belgium?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belgian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Belgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Belgian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral 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 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 Belgian 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 three to four hours and the 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 need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belgian power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Belgian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This round power outlet (called the Type E power outlet [7]) can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other with a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack 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 Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium - wikipedia.org entry about Belgium
  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, costs 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, costing between $10 to $15.