How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type I power adapter.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're visiting Papua New Guinea these instructions show how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet. You will discover power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the Oceania page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different country ensure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Port Moresby or Lae we also recommend referring to the Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Papua New Guinea power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 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 Papua New Guinea

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Papua New Guinea?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from America going to Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Papua New Guinea?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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, priced at 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, estimated price under $15.