How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Montserrat

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill with a Montserratian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Montserratian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. When travelling to Montserrat these useful instructions show charging your Beats Pill by using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Montserrat from a different country ensure the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Montserratian power outlet. 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Montserrat

Can you use a Beats Pill in Montserrat?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Montserrat by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Montserrat?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Montserratians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Montserrat?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill with a Montserratian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Montserratian 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. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin adjacent slots. Be aware that power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian 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 between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Montserratian 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 Montserratian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Montserratian power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from a Montserratian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the 2 slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port 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 Montserratian power outlet

See also

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