How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Andorra

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Andorran power outlet and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're visiting Andorra this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Andorrans will normally use Type F plug outlets. When travelling to Andorra from another region double check the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Andorran power outlet. Please 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 anything 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 Andorra

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Andorra by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Andorrans use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Andorra using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Andorra?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with an Andorran power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from an Andorran 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Andorran power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Andorran power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Andorran 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. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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