How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in New Caledonia

Instructions on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F power plug.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to New Caledonia these instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using their Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting New Caledonia from another region please make sure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay at a New Caledonian place like Nouméa please read the New Caledonian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your New Caledonian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in New Caledonia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in New Caledonia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a New Caledonian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in New Caledonia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. New Caledonians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 New Caledonia.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use 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 plugging it into the New Caledonian power outlet. The sunken circular power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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