How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in South Korea

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a South Korean power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug.

South Korean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're in South Korea.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the Beats Pill 2 when travelling to South Korea using their F or C type South Korean 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of South Koreans. If travelling to South Korea from another country please check that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on staying in a destination like Seoul please refer to the South Korea Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your South Korean 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 South Korea

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that South Koreans use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to South Korea. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to South Korea using type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in South Korea?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a South Korean power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the South Korean 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the South Korean 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 about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent 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 South Korean power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a South Korean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector 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 rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea - South Korea 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters