How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting American Samoa

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with an American Samoan power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger, how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type A power plug and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger

American Samoan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to American Samoa using their standard Type I, A, B or F 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type I power outlets are typically used by a majority of American Samoans. If your Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to American Samoa from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying somewhere like Tafuna or Tafuna please read the wikipedia page about American Samoa [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the American Samoan power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in American Samoa

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in American Samoa?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in American Samoa.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in American Samoa?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for American Samoa is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four standards of wall outlets that American Samoans use (I, A, B and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to American Samoa we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting American Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in American Samoa?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using 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 the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using 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 the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. The round plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type I power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - wikipedia page about American Samoa
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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