How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Curacao

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with a Curacaon power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Europlug Type C USB charger

Curacaon power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Beats Pill in Curacao by using the standard types C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Curacao from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Willemstad or Sint Michiel refer to the Wikipedia entry about Curacao [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Curacaon 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Curacao

Can the Beats Pill be used in Curacao?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Curacaoans use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts 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 then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad 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 often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Curacao?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with a Curacaon power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Curacaon 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 by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill using the Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use 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 Curacaon power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 between three to four 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 B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes 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 mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Wikipedia entry about Curacao
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters