How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Mongolia

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Mongolian power outlet and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Mongolia. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are in Mongolia by using the standard types E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Mongolia from a different country double check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Mongolian destination like Ulan Bator please read the Mongolian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Mongolian 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Mongolia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Mongolia?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Mongolia (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mongolia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Mongolia?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Mongolian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 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 a Mongolian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Mongolian power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash 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 capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mongolian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - Mongolian Wikipedia page
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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