How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Bhutan

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type G power charger and powering a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Beats Pill when going to Bhutan.When you're visiting Bhutan the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using their G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Bhutan from a different region make sure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Bhutanese power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Bhutan

Can the Beats Pill be used in Bhutan?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Bhutanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Bhutan?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five different standards of power outlets in Bhutan (types G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bhutan using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Bhutan?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to recharge your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [11]) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Bhutanese power outlet by using Type B micro USB connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters