How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Barbados

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Barbadian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Barbadian power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Barbados it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Barbados by using their B or A type 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Barbadians use Type B wall outlets. If your Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Barbados from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Barbadian power outlet. Please 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 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 Barbados

Can you use a Beats Pill in Barbados?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Barbados by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Bajans use (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Barbados.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbados.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Barbados?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Barbadian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Barbadian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one 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 jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Barbadian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using a Barbadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbadian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one 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 jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbados Wikipedia page
  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