Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Netherlands

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Dutch power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Netherlands it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you arrive at your hotel. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Netherlands you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage your Beats Pill 2. Differing standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are abroad.If planning a trip to Netherlands the following useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their standard F or C type Dutch 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dutch. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Netherlands from another country ensure your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Dutch 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 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Netherlands

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Netherlands?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Dutch power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here 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 Netherlands

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Netherlands?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Dutch power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Dutch power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Dutch 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 a Dutch power outlet

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Dutch power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Dutch 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 the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Dutch power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch country 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 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, costing 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, costing 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.