Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Sweden

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Swedish power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Swedish power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your Beats Pill when staying in Sweden by using their standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Swedes will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If visiting Sweden from a different country please double check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Swedish power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Sweden

Can the Beats Pill be used in Sweden?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Swedish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Sweden?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Sweden (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Sweden?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Swedish power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Swedish power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Swedish power outlet you'll 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 power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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 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 C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Swedish power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power your Beats Pill with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill using the Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish Wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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