Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Monaco

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, charging a Beats Pill using a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Beats Pill using a Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Monaco it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your indispensable electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to the Beats Pill. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when staying in Monaco using the Type D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Monegasques typically use Type D plugs in their wall outlets. You'll find power will vary from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Monaco from a different region please make sure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Monacan power outlet. 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 Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Monaco

Can you use a Beats Pill in Monaco?

You can use a Beats Pill in Monaco by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different types of power outlets in Monaco (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Monaco.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Monaco?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill from the Monacan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector with a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [11] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other along with a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Monacan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - Wikipedia entry about Monaco
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters