How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Austria

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Austrian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're in Austria.When going to Austria this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard types F or C Austrian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F wall outlets are used by most Austrians. When you are visiting Austria from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Austrian power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Austria

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Austria?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Austria by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Austria?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Austria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Austrians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Austria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Austria.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Austria?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with an Austrian power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using an Austrian 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Austrian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Austrian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Austrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This round plug outlet, sometimes called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Austrian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austrian entry on wikipedia.org
  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