Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to England

How to connect a British power outlet to a Beats Pill

British power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when staying abroad.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you're travelling to England using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G British power outlet, with the Britons using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting England from a different country please check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt 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) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the British 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in England

Can you use a Beats Pill in England?

You can use a Beats Pill in England by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for England to buy is a multiple USB 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 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your British trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for England

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both England 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 America going to England using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 England.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in England?

Powering a Beats Pill with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a British power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill using the British power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the British power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - British country Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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