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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Filipino power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B power adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A power plug and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Filipino power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 when going to The Philippines.If you are visiting The Philippines this page contains instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their Type C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Filipinas use Type C wall outlets. When visiting The Philippines from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure 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 whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Quezon City we also recommend referring to the Filipino Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Filipino power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Philippines

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Philippines?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Philippines by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Philippines?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The Philippines is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinas use three different types of plug sockets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple 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 can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Philippines and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Philippines 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 a generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Philippines?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Filipino power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other. Please note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink 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 Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Filipino power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin. Please note that power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the USB mains adapter 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  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 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Filipino 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 between three to four 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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