Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in The United Kingdom

How to connect a UK power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

UK power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when staying in The United Kingdom using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the British using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting The United Kingdom from a different country please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the UK 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The United Kingdom

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in The United Kingdom?

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

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The United Kingdom?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel power adapter for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Kingdom 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 option for travellers originating from America going to The United Kingdom.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The United Kingdom?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a UK power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from the UK 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the UK power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK 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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters