Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Tobago

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill from a Tobagonian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type A power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when you are travelling to Tobago.If you are staying in Tobago these instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the Type B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Tobagonians typically use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If your Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Tobagonian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Tobago

Can you use a Beats Pill in Tobago?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Tobagonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Tobago?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tobagonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tobago 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tobago using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Tobago?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type A USB adapter to power your Beats Pill with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Tobagonian 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. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Tobagonian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Tobagonian 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobagonian Wikipedia web page
  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