How to charge a Beats Pill in Norway

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Norwegian power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Norway by using their types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets are typically used by most Norwegians. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Norway from another country please check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Oslo or Bergen read the Norwegian country entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Norwegian power outlet. 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 Norway

Can the Beats Pill be used in Norway?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Norway.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Norway to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Norwegians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Norway.
  • 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Norway.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Norway?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Norwegian 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Norwegian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Norwegian power outlet using USB micro Type B cord and a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Norwegian 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Norwegian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Norwegian country entry on wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters