How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Bahamas

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Bahamas power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when you're in The Bahamas.When going to The Bahamas this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill using their types B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type B wall outlets will be used by most Bahamians. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Bahamas from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Bahamas 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 you connect 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 The Bahamas

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Bahamas?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Bahamians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Bahamas power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Bahamas power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Bahamas power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type B power charger to charge a Beats Pill with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. The wall supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas 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 playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Bahamas entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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