Charging a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Iceland

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a two pin Type F power adapter.

Iceland power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when you are travelling to Iceland using their standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Icelanders. Most power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Iceland from another country check that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Reykjav√≠k or Akureyri we recommend referring to the Iceland country Wiki page [1] for more details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Iceland 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Iceland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to an Iceland power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Icelanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing 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. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Iceland we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iceland 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iceland using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the 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 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Iceland?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Iceland power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Iceland power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Iceland power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - Iceland country Wiki page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters