How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Jamaica

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a Type B power charger.

Jamaican power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Beats Pill when going to Jamaica.If you are visiting Jamaica this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Beats Pill using their standard types B or A Jamaican 110 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Jamaicans normally use the Type B wall outlets. If your Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Jamaica from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Jamaican power outlet. Please 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 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 Jamaica

Can the Beats Pill be used in Jamaica?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Jamaican power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Jamaica to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Jamaica (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jamaica 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Jamaica using 3 pin type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Jamaica.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Jamaica?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Jamaican power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Jamaican 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. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Jamaican power outlet

See also

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