How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Nevis

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nevis power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type B USB charger, how to charge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type G power plug and how to charge a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type A USB plug

Nevis power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Beats Pill abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you are visiting Nevis by using the G, A, B or D type Nevis 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Nevis from a different region make sure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Nevis destination such as Basseterre or Charlestown we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Nevis [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Nevis 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 Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Nevis

Can the Beats Pill be used in Nevis?

You can use a Beats Pill in Nevis by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Nevis?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Nevisian use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Nevis.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Nevis?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nevis power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 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 D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nevis power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - wikipedia.org entry about Nevis
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  12. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters