How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Indonesia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Indonesian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger, powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F USB charger

Indonesian power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power all your common devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their Beats Pill 2 abroad.When staying in Indonesia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 using their G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Indonesians will normally use Type G sockets in their power outlets. If you are travelling to Indonesia from a different country check 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 ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Indonesian 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 you connect 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 Indonesia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Indonesia?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Indonesia (types G, C and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these 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 over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Indonesia or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable 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 both Indonesia 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia.
  • 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. This offers almost 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Indonesia?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Indonesian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with an Indonesian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] 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. This power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat 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 C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Indonesian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B micro USB cord into the power 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian 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 power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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