Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 in The US Virgin Islands by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Virgin Islands power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Virgin Islanders use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The US Virgin Islands we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge 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 converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 The US Virgin Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Virgin Islands 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven 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 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - Wikipedia.org entry about The US Virgin Islands
  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