Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in New Zealand

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a New Zealand power outlet.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . This guide was written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when visiting New Zealand using the 230 volt 50Hz I Type New Zealand power outlet, with the New Zealanders using AS/NZS 3112 plugs for wall outlets. When travelling to New Zealand from a different country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your New Zealand 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 New Zealand

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in New Zealand?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in New Zealand.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in New Zealand?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel adapter for New Zealand is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your New Zealand trip. Only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to New Zealand we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in New Zealand?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a New Zealand power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the New Zealand power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from 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 page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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