How to charge a Beats Pill in Scotland

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Scottish power outlet.

Scottish power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill in Scotland. If you are going to Scotland these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Scottish plug outlet, the Scottish will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for charging. You'll find power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Scotland from another region please double check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Scottish power outlet. Please 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 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 Scotland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Scotland?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Scotland.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Scotland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Scotland 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Scotland using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Scotland.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Scotland?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Scottish power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill from a Scottish power outlet by using USB micro type B cord and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Scottish power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Scottish power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Scottish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Scottish Wikipedia web 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