Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Canada

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Canadian power outlet.

Canadian power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Beats Pill 2. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when they're travelling to Canada.When you're visiting Canada this page has instructions showing you charging the Beats Pill 2 by using a 120 volt 60Hz Type A wall outlet, the Canadians will use a NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Canada from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Canadian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 you connect 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 update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Canada

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Canada?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel adapter for Canada is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting 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 counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Canada 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Canada using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Canada?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Canadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Canadian power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Canadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Canadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Canadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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