How to charge a Beats Pill in Miquelon

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These step by step instructions shows you how to power your Beats Pill when you're in Miquelon by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Miquelon from another region please double check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a place like Miquelon or Langlade read the Miquelonnais Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Miquelonnais power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 connecting 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Miquelon

Can the Beats Pill be used in Miquelon?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Miquelon.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Miquelon?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Miquelon using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Miquelonnais power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill with a Miquelonnais power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Miquelonnais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Miquelonnais power outlet. This circular plug supply (known as a Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - Miquelonnais Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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