How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Ireland

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with an Irish power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

Irish power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Beats Pill 2 when they're going to Ireland.When staying in Ireland these useful instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are travelling to Ireland from another country please make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Irish power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Ireland

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Ireland?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Ireland by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Ireland using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Ireland?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Irish power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using an Irish power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Irish power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Ireland country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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