How to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Australia

How to connect an Australian power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Australian power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use your vital electronics when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Australia these useful instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I Australian plug outlet. You'll discover most power sockets differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Australia from a different region check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Australian 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Australia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Australia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Australian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Australia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Australia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Australia 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Australia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Australia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Australia?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Australian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using an Australian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Australian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots forming an upside-down triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth. Please note that the neutral and live blades are configured reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in Australia.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia - Australia Wiki 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, priced at 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.