How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling to Vanuatu by using their G, C or I type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources differ depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Vanuatu from a different region check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Vanuatuan city such as Port Vila or Luganville read the Vanuatu Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Vanuatuan 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 connecting 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 Vanuatu

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Vanuatu by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Vanuatu?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Vanuatu is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ni-Vanuatu use three different types of plug sockets (types G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Vanuatu.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Vanuatu?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Vanuatuan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the power charger 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity 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 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - Vanuatu Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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