How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to a Beats Pill

Cook Islands power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics such as cell phones and cameras that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. 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 your Beats Pill in The Cook Islands. The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when travelling to The Cook Islands by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When visiting The Cook Islands from another country please make sure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a place like Avarua please refer to the The Cook Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Cook Islands power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Cook Islands

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Cook Islands?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in The Cook Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 The Cook Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cook Islands power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type I power adapter to charge a Beats Pill with a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Cook Islands power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - The Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters