How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Canada

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

Canadian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your common devices when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket is used you may bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might be incompatible. Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill . These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the Beats Pill when you are travelling to Canada by using a 120 volt 60Hz A Type wall outlet, with the Canadians using a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Canada from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying somewhere such as Toronto please read the Canada Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Canadian power outlet. Please 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Canada

Can the Beats Pill be used in Canada?

You can use a Beats Pill in Canada by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Canada?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Canada is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Canada or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Canada using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Canada?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Canadian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill with a Canadian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Canadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canada Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters