Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Laos

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger, how to power a Beats Pill using a Type E power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko USB plug

Lao power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Beats Pill . If you're visiting Laos the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using the Type F, C or E Lao 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Laos from another country double check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Laos

Can you use a Beats Pill in Laos?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Lao power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Laos to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Laos use three different types of power outlets (F, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Laos we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Laos.
  • 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Laos.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Laos?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Lao power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lao power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Lao power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Lao power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Laos 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters