Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Barbados

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Barbadian power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Barbadian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill 2 when they are visiting Barbados.When you're planning a vacation to Barbados these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using the Type B or A Barbadian 115 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Barbadians will use Type B plugs in their power outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Barbados from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a Barbadian city like Bridgetown refer to the Barbadian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Barbadian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbados

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Barbados?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Barbados.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbados?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Barbados (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Barbados we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbados using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbados.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbados?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Barbadian power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type B USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the short twin blades go with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbadian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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