How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Finland

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Finnish power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type F power adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Beats Pill abroad.If you are staying in Finland this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Finland from another country please check your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Finnish power outlet. Please 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Finland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Finland?

You can use a Beats Pill in Finland by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Finland?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Finland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Finns use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Finland.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Finland.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Finland?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Finnish power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Finnish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two circular holes next 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 adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Finnish power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to power a Beats Pill with a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Finnish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Finnish power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink 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 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland - Finnish 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/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