How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Jersey power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're visiting Jersey this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey wall outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When visiting Jersey from another country check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Jersey power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Jersey

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Jersey?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Jersey by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Jersey?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jersey 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Jersey.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Jersey?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Jersey power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey - Jersey Wikipedia web page
  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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.