How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Samoa

How to connect a Samoan power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Samoan power outlet

When planning a trip to Samoa it is useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers at your destination. By not knowing which wall socket is used you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when going abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Samoa by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I Samoan plug supply. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Samoa from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Samoan power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Samoa

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Samoa?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Samoan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Samoa?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come 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. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Samoa. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Samoa.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Samoa.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Samoan power outlet

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoan page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters