Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill from an Indonesian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger, how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type G USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill using a Schuko Type F USB plug

Indonesian power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to Indonesia it can be helpful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and tablets when you get to your destination. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially 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 to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill . When you are visiting Indonesia the following useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill using the Type G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Indonesians. If you are visiting Indonesia from another region please check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Indonesian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Indonesia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Indonesia?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Indonesia?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Indonesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets in Indonesia (G, C and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

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 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Indonesia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions 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 Indonesia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Indonesian power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Beats Pill with an Indonesian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Indonesian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Indonesian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill from an Indonesian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [7], can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with an Indonesian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesia country wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters