How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Barbuda

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Barbudan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type B power plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you're in Barbuda.These simple instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when travelling to Barbuda by using the B or A type Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Barbuda from another region check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Barbudan city such as St. John's or All Saints please read the Barbuda country page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the area.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Barbudan 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Barbuda

Can you use a Beats Pill in Barbuda?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Barbuda.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Barbuda?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Barbudans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Barbuda or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids 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 Barbuda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda using 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Barbuda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Barbudan power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill using a Barbudan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the mains USB adapter 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent 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 from a Barbudan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by two thin slots with a single hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbuda country page on Wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters