Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Aruba

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F power charger

Aruban power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting abroad.The following simple instructions shows you how to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Aruba using the types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Aruba from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Aruban power outlet. 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Aruba

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Aruba?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Aruba by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Aruba?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Aruba is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets that Arubans use (F, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Aruba using 3 pin 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Aruba?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban 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 an Aruban power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Aruban 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 the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Aruban power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruba page on Wikipedia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters