Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in French Polynesia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when they're travelling to French Polynesia.When you're visiting French Polynesia this page has instructions showing charging the Beats Pill 2 using the types E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting French Polynesia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a French Polynesian city like Papeete or Mahina please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about French Polynesia [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your French Polynesian 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 connecting 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 French Polynesia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a French Polynesian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. French Polynesians use three different types of power outlets (types E, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, 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 travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Polynesia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting French Polynesia using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [9]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. 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 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - Wikipedia.org web page about French Polynesia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters