Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to a Beats Pill

Samoan power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you're in staying in Samoa.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you are travelling to Samoa by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When travelling to Samoa from a different country ensure your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a Samoan city like Apia we suggest reading the Samoan country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Samoan power outlet. 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 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 Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Samoa

Can you use a Beats Pill in Samoa?

You can use a Beats Pill in Samoa.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Samoa?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel adapter for Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Samoa and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Samoa using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Samoa.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Samoan power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type I USB adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Samoan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three slots forming a triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoan country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters