How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Palau

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Palauan power outlet

Different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when travelling to Palau by using their Type B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the Oceania page for a complete list of countries. If your Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Palau from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Koror or Airai we also recommend referring to the Palauan wikipedia page [1] for further information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Palauan power outlet. Please 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 anything 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 Palau

Can the Beats Pill be used in Palau?

You can use a Beats Pill in Palau by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Palauans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Palau using type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Palau?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this wall outlet by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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