Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Jamaica

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Jamaican power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Jamaican power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're going abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to Jamaica using the Type B or A 110 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Jamaicans normally use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Jamaica from a different region please 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 can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Jamaican power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Jamaica

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Jamaica?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Jamaica by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Jamaica?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Jamaica to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Jamaicans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jamaica.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Jamaica.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Jamaica?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Jamaican power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Jamaican power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Jamaican power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Jamaican 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 taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica - Wikipedia entry about Jamaica
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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