Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type I USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 abroad.If you're planning a trip to The Cook Islands this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Beats Pill 2 by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. If visiting The Cook Islands from a different region please double check the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Cook Islands 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Cook Islands

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Cook Islands?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Cook Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Cook Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to The Cook Islands we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The Cook Islands?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 from the Cook Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - The Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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