Charging the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Finland

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Finland using their standard F or C type Finnish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power supplies are different depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Finland from a different region ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Finnish power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Finland

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Finland?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Finland.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Finland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Finns use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Finland we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Finland using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Finland?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Finnish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Finnish power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The USB socket 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 playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Finnish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Finnish power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash 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 roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Finnish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland - Wikipedia web page about Finland
  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