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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB type B cord and a Type E power adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Beats Pill 2 when they're staying abroad.When visiting Greenland this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the E, C, F or K type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Greenlanders will normally use Type E plug outlets. If travelling to Greenland from a different country make sure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a place like Nuuk we also recommend referring to the Greenland Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Greenlandic power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Greenland

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Greenland?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Greenland?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel adapter for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Greenlanders use four different standards of wall outlets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters 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 power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greenland 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 Greenland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Greenland?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pinned Type E power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenland Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost 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, under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.