Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to charge your Beats Pill when travelling to The British Virgin Islands using the standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your British Virgin Islands 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Beats Pill in The British Virgin Islands?

You can use a Beats Pill in The British Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands 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. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four 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 A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash 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 capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - The British Virgin Islands country entry on Wikipedia
  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