How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Greenland

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type E USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type C power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug

Greenlandic power outlet

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge any essential devices when you get there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you 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 for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill in Greenland. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you're visiting Greenland using their types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E power outlets are typically used by a majority of Greenlanders. When you are visiting Greenland from another region please ensure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Beats Pill 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 list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Greenlandic power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Greenland

Can you use a Beats Pill in Greenland?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of power outlets that Greenlanders use (types E, C, F and K) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your Greenlandic trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall 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 back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only 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 [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greenland 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 Greenland 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 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 Greenland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Greenland?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Greenlandic 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. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  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. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The USB 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 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. This round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Learn how to power your Beats Pill with a Greenlandic power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pin Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangular shape with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenland Wikipedia web 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters