How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Laos

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when abroad.This guide shows how to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Laos by using the standard Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Laos from another region please ensure the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Lao 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Laos

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Laos?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Laos to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Laos use (types F, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Laos using 3 pinned type B US 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 the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Laos.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Laos?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Lao power outlet you'll need to use 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 plugging it in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port 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 Lao power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Lao 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 the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lao power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Lao power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Lao power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [9]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Lao 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 between 3 to 4 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - wikipedia.org page about Laos
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters