Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Beats Pill 2. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Hong Kong.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Hong Kong using the 220 volt 50Hz G Type Hong Kong power outlet, with the Hongkongers using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Hong Kong from a different region ensure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Hong Kong power outlet. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Hong Kong

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Hong Kong?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Hong Kong trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Hong Kong we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hong Kong and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Hong Kong using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Hong Kong?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Hong Kong power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Hong Kong power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters