How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to power your Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type B USB adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Micronesia. The following useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill in Micronesia by using the standard types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Micronesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally 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 your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Micronesia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Micronesia?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Micronesia.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Micronesia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Micronesia (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Micronesia 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 Micronesia using 3 pinned 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 from the US using type B plugs and 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian 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 around around three to four 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from a Micronesian power outlet you will need 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 Micronesian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two slots parallel to each other where the two blades sit with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half 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 soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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