Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Norway

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Norwegian power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power the Beats Pill 2 when they are going abroad.If travelling to Norway the following instructions show how to power the Beats Pill 2 by using the Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Norwegians will normally use Type F plugs in their power outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Norway from another country double check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Norwegian power outlet. Please 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 connecting 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Norway

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Norway?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Norwegian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Norway?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Norway to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Norwegians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because 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 just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Norway using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Norway?

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

Learn how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Norwegian power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Norwegian 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Wikipedia.org entry about Norway
  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, estimated cost 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. 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 around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under $15.