Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to a Beats Pill

Irish power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Beats Pill . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.When you are visiting Ireland these instructions show powering the Beats Pill by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Irish will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Ireland from another country make sure your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Dublin or Belfast please read the Irish country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Irish power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Ireland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Ireland?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to an Irish power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Ireland to buy is a multiple USB 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 from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Irish trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to Ireland we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ireland.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ireland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Ireland?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Irish power outlet

Using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with an Irish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Irish power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Irish power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming 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 power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 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 soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Irish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Irish country Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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