Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Micronesia

A step by step guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Micronesian power outlet using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A power charger and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're in staying in Micronesia.If travelling to Micronesia these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Micronesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Micronesian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Micronesia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Micronesia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Micronesian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Micronesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets in Micronesia (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Micronesia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Micronesian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Micronesian power outlet using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Micronesian power outlet you will need to use 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 into the Micronesian power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Micronesian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Micronesian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Micronesian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from 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 - Wikipedia.org entry about Micronesia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters