How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in England

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type G power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a British power outlet.

British power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Beats Pill 2 when going to England.If you are going to travel to England these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Britons will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting England from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the British power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in England

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in England?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in England.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for England to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for England

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both England and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to England using 3 pinned 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting England.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in England?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a British power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the British 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. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the British power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the British power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia entry about England
  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, priced at under $15.
  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, estimated price under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.