Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to The Isle of Man

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

Manx power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're going abroad.When you're staying in The Isle of Man these useful instructions show how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx plug outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Isle of Man from another country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Manx power outlet. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Isle of Man

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Isle of Man?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Isle of Man by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Isle of Man?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Isle of Man.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 The Isle of Man.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Manx power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Manx power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Manx power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Manx power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - The Isle of Man Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $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, priced 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, priced at between $10 to $15.