How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in American Samoa

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type B power plug and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug

American Samoan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their Beats Pill abroad.When you're travelling to American Samoa this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill using the standard types I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most American Samoans will normally use Type I sockets in their plug outlets. If the Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to American Samoa from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your American 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in American Samoa

Can you use a Beats Pill in American Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in American Samoa by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for American Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four types of plug sockets that American Samoans use (types I, A, B and F) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your American Samoan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both American Samoa 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting American Samoa using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill with an American Samoan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using an American Samoan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with an American Samoan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots in a triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - American Samoan Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  12. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters