How to charge the Beats Pill in India

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with an Indian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter, charging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type D power charger

Indian power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential gadgets when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is used in India you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Beats Pill in India by using the standard types D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Indians use Type D sockets in their power outlets. When you are travelling to India from a different country check your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure 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 over-heating whilst powering it up.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in India

Can the Beats Pill be used in India?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in India.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in India?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for India to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Indians use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Indian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, 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 countries.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters are 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting India.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in India?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with an Indian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using an Indian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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 port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Indian power outlet

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill with an Indian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using an Indian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power 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 Indian power outlet.
  5. The USB 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. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Indian power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Indian power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with an Indian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from the Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type M power outlet [9]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular shape.
  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. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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. 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 charging your Beats Pill from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - Indian page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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