Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Scotland

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Scottish power outlet.

Scottish power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.If travelling to Scotland these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Scottish using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Scotland from another country double check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Scottish power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Scotland

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Scotland?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Scottish power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Scotland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Scotland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Scotland we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Scotland.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Scotland?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Scottish power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Scottish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Scottish power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Scottish power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Scottish power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 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/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