How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Gibraltar

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Gibraltar power outlet and charging a Beats Pill using a Type C Europlug USB plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This page was written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their Beats Pill when they are staying in Gibraltar.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when you are in Gibraltar by using their Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Llanitos typically use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. Power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Gibraltar from another region please check that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to stay in a tourist destination such as Gibraltar we recommend reading the Gibraltar country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Gibraltar power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Gibraltar

Can the Beats Pill be used in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Gibraltar by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Gibraltar?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Gibraltar (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gibraltar 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Gibraltar?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Gibraltar 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. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Gibraltar power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Gibraltar power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [7], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - Gibraltar 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters