How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Guernsey

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guernsey power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger.

Guernsey power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when Guernsey.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Guernsey by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey wall outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Guernsey from a different region please make sure the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Saint Peter Port or Vale read the Wikipedia entry about Guernsey [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Guernsey power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Guernsey

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guernsey?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Guernsey power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Guernsey?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Guernsey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Guernsey?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guernsey power outlet using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the 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 by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Guernsey power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then 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 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey - Wikipedia entry about Guernsey
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters