How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to a Beats Pill

Welsh power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you are staying abroad.If you're visiting Wales this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Beats Pill using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh wall outlet, with the Welsh using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Wales from another country please make sure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Welsh 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Wales

Can the Beats Pill be used in Wales?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Welsh power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Wales to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Wales?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Welsh power outlet by using USB type B cord and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a Welsh power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Welsh power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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