Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Cayman Islands power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type B USB plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Beats Pill when they are abroad.When you are staying in The Cayman Islands these instructions show powering the Beats Pill by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Caymanians. If your Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a place like George Town or West Bay please refer to the Cayman Islands country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Cayman Islands power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Cayman Islands

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Cayman Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Caymanians use two different types of power 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 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Cayman Islands 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. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB 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 Cayman 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 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cayman Islands power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman 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