Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in New Caledonia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a New Caledonian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko power charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. If staying in New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting New Caledonia from another country make sure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Nouméa please refer to the Wikipedia page about New Caledonia [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your New Caledonian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in New Caledonia

Can you use a Beats Pill in New Caledonia?

You can use a Beats Pill in New Caledonia.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in New Caledonia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel power adapter for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to New Caledonia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 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 New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 New Caledonia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in New Caledonia?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from the New Caledonian 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 power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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.
Charging a Beats Pill from a New Caledonian 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 from a New Caledonian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a New Caledonian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill from a New Caledonian 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 the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one 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 jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink 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 after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia - Wikipedia page about New Caledonia
  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