How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Trinidad

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Trinidad power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power plug.

Trinidad power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 when going to Trinidad by using the standard types B or A Trinidad 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Trinidadians use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Trinidad from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Trinidad power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect 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 Trinidad

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Trinidad?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Trinidad power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Trinidad to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Trinidadians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Trinidad. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 via USB, but for visitors 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 when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Trinidad and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Trinidad using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Trinidad?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Trinidad power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Trinidad 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 in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Trinidad 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 Trinidad power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Trinidad power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from the Trinidad 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. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. 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 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 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 Trinidad power outlet

See also

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