How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to a Beats Pill

Tristanian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha. When you're going to travel to Tristan da Cunha the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian wall outlet, with the Tristanians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from a different country check your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 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 overheating when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Tristanian 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use a Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tristan da Cunha.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Tristanian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using the Tristanian 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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