How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in French Polynesia

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type E power plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when going abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your Beats Pill when you're in French Polynesia by using the standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to French Polynesia from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting a city such as Papeete or Mahina refer to the Wikipedia entry about French Polynesia [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your French Polynesian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in French Polynesia

Can the Beats Pill be used in French Polynesia?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a French Polynesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. French Polynesians use three different types of wall outlets (E, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. 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 charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Polynesia 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in French Polynesia?

Powering a Beats Pill with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A power charger to power your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a French Polynesian 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. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll 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 in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow 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 roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - Wikipedia entry about French Polynesia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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