How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Suriname

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Suriname. When you're visiting Suriname this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the F or C type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Suriname from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a city like Paramaribo we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Suriname [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Surinamese power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Suriname

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Suriname?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Suriname by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Suriname?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Surinamers use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Surinamese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname 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 going to Suriname 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Suriname?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese 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 three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack 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. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia web page about Suriname
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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