Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Saint Martin

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a St Martins power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

St Martins power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying abroad.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Saint Martin using the Type F or C St Martins 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Saint Martins. If you are travelling to Saint Martin from another country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the St Martins 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Martin

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Saint Martin?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Martin?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Saint Martins use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and 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. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters 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 Saint Martin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Martin using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Saint Martin?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a St Martins power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 from the St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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 St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a St Martins power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a St Martins power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Martins power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable 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 back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - St Martins country Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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