Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Pakistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB plug

Pakistani power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when they're visiting abroad.If travelling to Pakistan this page has useful instructions showing powering the Beats Pill 2 by using their standard G, C, D or M type Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Pakistan from another region make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Pakistan

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Pakistan?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Pakistan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Pakistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Pakistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four standards of wall outlets that Pakistanis use (G, C, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan 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 North America visiting Pakistan.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Pakistan?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani 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 a Pakistani power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The USB port 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [11]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistan Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  12. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters