Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Trinidad

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Trinidad power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type A USB charger and powering a Beats Pill using a Type B power adapter.

Trinidad power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Beats Pill . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're visiting Trinidad by using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Trinidadians typically use Type B power outlets. If your Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Trinidad from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Port of Spain or San Fernando we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Trinidad [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Trinidad power outlet. 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 connecting 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 Trinidad

Can you use a Beats Pill in Trinidad?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Trinidad power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Trinidad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Trinidadians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Trinidad trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Trinidad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Trinidad?

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Trinidad power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Trinidad 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. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Trinidad power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type B USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Trinidad 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 the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Trinidad power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - wikipedia entry about Trinidad
  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