How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to a Beats Pill

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when going abroad.If you're visiting Solomon Islands the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using their G or I type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Solomon Islands from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Honiara or Gizo please read the Solomon Islands page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Solomon Islands power outlet. 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Solomon Islands

Can the Beats Pill be used in Solomon Islands?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Solomon Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Solomon Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

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 over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable 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 both Solomon Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Solomon Islands.
  • 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. This offers practically 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Solomon Islands?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a Solomon Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands - Solomon Islands page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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