Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Guernsey

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

When organizing a holiday to Guernsey it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any essential devices at your hotel. Without knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This guide has been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Beats Pill when they're staying in Guernsey.This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Guernsey using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Guernsey wall outlet, the Channel Islander will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Guernsey from a different country please make sure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Guernsey power outlet. Please 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 updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Guernsey

Can you use a Beats Pill in Guernsey?

You can use a Beats Pill in Guernsey.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guernsey 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guernsey.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guernsey power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Guernsey power outlet with type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Guernsey power outlet you'll 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 Guernsey power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey - Wikipedia.org entry about Guernsey
  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