Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Palau

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Palauan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Palauan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Palau the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Palau from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Koror please refer to the Palau entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Palauan power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Palau

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Palau?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Palau.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Palau?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Palauans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however 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 can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Palau.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Palau?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Palauan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Palauan power outlet you'll need 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 into the Palauan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Palauan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 using the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palau entry on wikipedia
  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