How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Faroe Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Faroese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Beats Pill when going to Faroe Islands.If you are staying in Faroe Islands the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using their Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Faroe Islands from another country please ensure the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Faroese place such as Tórshavn or Klaksvík we suggest referring to the Faroe Islands country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Faroese power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Faroe Islands

Can the Beats Pill be used in Faroe Islands?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Faroese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Faroe Islands?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of plug sockets that Faroese use (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Faroe Islands or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Faroe Islands.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B connector with a Type E power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Faroese power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Faroese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in an inverted triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Faroese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Faroe Islands country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters