How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Andorra

Using Type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Andorran power outlet and powering a Beats Pill using a Type F power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Andorra using their Type F or C Andorran 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Andorrans. When visiting Andorra from another country please check that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay somewhere like Andorra la Vella or Arinsal we also suggest referring to the Andorra country page on Wikipedia [1] for further information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Andorran power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Andorra

Can you use a Beats Pill in Andorra?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Andorra by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Andorrans use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Andorra or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Andorra and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Andorra.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Andorra?

Powering a Beats Pill with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill with an Andorran power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using an Andorran power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Andorran power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Andorran power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat 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% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorra country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters