How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to a Beats Pill

Manx power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a step-by-step guide which shows exactly how to power the Beats Pill when you are visiting The Isle of Man by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to The Isle of Man from another country please make sure that your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Manx 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 Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Isle of Man

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Isle of Man?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Manx power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Isle of Man?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Isle of Man using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 The Isle of Man.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Isle of Man?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill with a Manx power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a Manx 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. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Manx power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Manx Wikipedia 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters