Charging a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Saint Pierre

Using type B USB micro cord with a Type E power adapter to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Saint Pierre.When you are staying in Saint Pierre this page has useful instructions showing powering your Beats Pill 2 by using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais wall outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. If travelling to Saint Pierre from a different region make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your St Pierrais power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Pierre

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a St Pierrais power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Pierre 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 from North America using type B plugs and 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Pierre?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type E power adapter to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the St Pierrais power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the St Pierrais power outlet. This round plug outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top in 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 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 St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - Saint Pierre Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.