How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a Papua New Guinea power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Beats Pill in Papua New Guinea. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you are going to Papua New Guinea.When you're visiting Papua New Guinea these instructions show how to power the Beats Pill using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. When visiting Papua New Guinea from another country please double check your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Papua New Guinea power outlet. Please 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Papua New Guinea

Can you use a Beats Pill in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Papua New Guinea?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Papua New Guinea trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. 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 power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Papua New Guinea using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - wikipedia page about Papua New Guinea
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters