How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Taiwan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Taiwanese power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power charger.

Taiwanese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting abroad.This guide will show you what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Taiwan by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Taiwanese use Type B sockets in their power outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Taiwan from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Taiwanese 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device 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 Taiwan

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Taiwan?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Taiwanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Taiwanese use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Taiwan. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Taiwan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Taiwan.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Taiwan?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Taiwanese power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots where the blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket 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 at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Taiwanese power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type B power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the ground pin.
  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 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four 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 B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwanese page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters