Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Australia

How to connect an Australian power outlet to a Beats Pill

Australian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Australia it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when you're visiting Australia using their standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. When visiting Australia from another country check that the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Australian 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Australia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Australia?

You can connect a Beats Pill to an Australian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Australia?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Australia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Australia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Australia using type B American 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Australia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Australia?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type I USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with an Australian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using an Australian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Australian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground. Please be aware that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Australian power outlet.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia - Australian country entry on wikipedia
  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