How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Fiji

How to connect a Fijian power outlet to a Beats Pill

Fijian power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Fiji it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge the Beats Pill when you are in Fiji by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian wall supply. If visiting Fiji from another region please ensure the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Fijian 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Fiji

Can the Beats Pill be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Fiji.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Fiji?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Fiji using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Fiji?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Fijian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Fijian 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. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  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. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Fijian 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 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji - wikipedia.org page about Fiji
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters