Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Saint Pierre

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type E USB adapter to power a Beats Pill from a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill when staying abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your Beats Pill when staying in Saint Pierre by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais wall outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If you are visiting Saint Pierre from another region please check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the St Pierrais 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 connecting 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 Saint Pierre

Can the Beats Pill be used in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a St Pierrais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Saint Pierre?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Pierre we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Pierre.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Saint Pierre?

Powering a Beats Pill with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four 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 need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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