Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Reunion

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge your Beats Pill when you are visiting Reunion using the 220 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, with the Reunionnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. If you are visiting Reunion from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Reunionese 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Reunion

Can you use a Beats Pill in Reunion?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Reunionese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Reunion?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Reunionese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Reunionese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Reunionese power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [3], can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Wikipedia entry about Reunion
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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