How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to New Zealand

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a New Zealand power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord and a Type I power charger.

New Zealand power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when travelling to New Zealand using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I New Zealand power outlet, the New Zealanders will use a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for charging. If travelling to New Zealand from a different region make sure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your New Zealand 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 Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in New Zealand

Can the Beats Pill be used in New Zealand?

You can use a Beats Pill in New Zealand by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for New Zealand is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your New Zealand trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Zealand 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 America visiting New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in New Zealand?

Powering a Beats Pill with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a New Zealand power outlet with USB Micro type B cable with a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the New Zealand power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the New Zealand power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB 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 port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand - New Zealand Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters