Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Belgium

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Belgian power outlet and powering a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Belgian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill when they're staying in Belgium.When you are going to travel to Belgium this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill by using their types E or C Belgian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Belgians will normally use Type E power outlets. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Belgium from another country please check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Belgian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Belgium

Can you use a Beats Pill in Belgium?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Belgian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Belgium to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Belgians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) 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 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belgium 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Belgium.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Belgium?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Belgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill from a Belgian 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Belgian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Belgian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Belgian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Belgian power outlet you'll 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 inserting it into the Belgian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Belgian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium - Belgian Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters