Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Malta

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Maltese power outlet.

Maltese power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to Malta it can be useful to know if you can charge all your important electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill 2 when they are travelling to Malta.When you are going to travel to Malta this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese power outlet, with the Maltese using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Malta from another region make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Maltese city like Birkirkara refer to the Maltese country entry on wikipedia [1] for more details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Maltese power outlet. 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 connecting 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 Malta

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Malta?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Malta.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Malta to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malta and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Malta using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Malta.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Maltese power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Maltese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Maltese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta - Maltese country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costing 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. 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.