Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Portugal

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Portuguese power outlet and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Portuguese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Portugal.When you are travelling to Portugal the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using their standard F or C type Portuguese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Portuguese. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Portugal from a different country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Portuguese power outlet. Please 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 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Portugal

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Portugal?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Portugal by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Portugal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets that Portuguese use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Portuguese trip. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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 Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Portugal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Portugal.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Portugal?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Portuguese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Portuguese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Portuguese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Portuguese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Portuguese power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Portuguese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Portuguese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Portuguese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal - Portugal Wikipedia 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 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.