How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Bermuda

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. When going to Bermuda these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover most Bermudians will typically use the Type B plug outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Bermuda

Can the Beats Pill be used in Bermuda?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Bermuda (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included 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 and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Bermuda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 Bermuda.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Bermuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Bermuda 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead 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 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Wikipedia entry about Bermuda
  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