How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Tobago

Instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Tobago. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.The following simple guide shows how to power the Beats Pill 2 when going to Tobago by using their B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Tobagonians use the Type B plug outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a Tobagonian destination like Scarborough or Queens Bay refer to the Tobago Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Tobagonian power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Tobago

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Tobago?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Tobagonian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Tobago?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tobagonians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tobago.
  • 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Tobago?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Tobagonian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian 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 around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

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