How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Saint Martin

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type F power plug.

St Martins power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers needing to worry if they can power the Beats Pill when going to Saint Martin.If you're going to travel to Saint Martin these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill using their F or C type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Saint Martins normally use the Type F wall outlets. Power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Saint Martin from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the St Martins 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Saint Martin

Can the Beats Pill be used in Saint Martin?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a St Martins power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Saint Martins use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Saint Martin. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 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 America visiting Saint Martin.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 Saint Martin.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Saint Martin?

Charging a Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a St Martins power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a Schuko Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from the St Martins power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Wikipedia entry about Saint Martin
  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