Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Iceland

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Iceland power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Iceland power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Beats Pill 2 when they're abroad.If you are going to Iceland the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Icelanders. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Iceland from another country please double check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Iceland power outlet. Please 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Iceland

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Iceland?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Iceland power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Iceland?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Icelanders use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As 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 Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iceland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 Iceland.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Iceland?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Iceland power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill 2 from an Iceland 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Iceland power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Iceland power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Iceland power outlet.
  5. The power in jack 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 glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Iceland power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - wikipedia.org entry about Iceland
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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