Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Wales

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Welsh power outlet.

Welsh power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 when staying in Wales.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are in Wales using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Wales from another region make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Welsh power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Wales

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Wales?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Wales by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Wales to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Welsh trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

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 2, 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 can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Wales 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Wales using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Wales?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Welsh power outlet

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Welsh power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Welsh 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 after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Welsh power outlet

See also

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