How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Vietnam

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type G power charger, powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Vietnamese power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to Vietnam by using the G, A or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets are used by most Vietnamese. If travelling to Vietnam from another country please check that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Vietnamese power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Vietnam

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Vietnam?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Vietnam by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Vietnam?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Vietnam. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store 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 you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vietnam 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Vietnam.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Vietnam?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect 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 port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Type A power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [7], is recognised by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the USB adapter 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese 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 around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall supply by two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters