Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Vanuatu

Using Micro USB type B connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Vanuatuan power outlet and how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Type C USB plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when you're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Vanuatu this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Beats Pill by using their standard G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Vanuatu from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Vanuatuan 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 connecting 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 Vanuatu

Can you use a Beats Pill in Vanuatu?

You can use a Beats Pill in Vanuatu by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Vanuatu?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Vanuatu is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three different types of power outlets that Ni-Vanuatu use (G, C and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Vanuatu we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - Wikipedia entry about Vanuatu
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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