Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in India

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type M power adapter

Indian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to India by using their standard Type D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Indians typically use Type D power outlets. If you are visiting India from another region please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Indian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in India

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in India?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Indian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for India to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of plug sockets in India (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting India using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 India.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in India?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type D USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using the Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type M USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from an 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. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Indian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - wikipedia.org web page about India
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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