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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Reunionese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Reunion. If you are visiting Reunion these useful instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E power outlet, the Reunionnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for charging. If travelling to Reunion from another country double check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Reunionese 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 Reunion

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Reunion?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Reunion?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 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 charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient 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 back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Reunion 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Reunion?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Reunionese power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Reunionese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. This circular plug outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunion Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$25).
  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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).