How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to a Beats Pill

Jersey power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill . The following useful guide shows exactly how to power your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Jersey by using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey wall outlet, the Channel Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Jersey from another country check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Jersey 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 connecting 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 Jersey

Can you use a Beats Pill in Jersey?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Jersey?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Jersey trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Jersey.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Jersey?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using a Jersey 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. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Jersey power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey - Wikipedia.org page about Jersey
  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