How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Antigua

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from an Antiguan power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type B USB adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

When organizing a vacation to Antigua it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you're there. But, without knowing which power socket is used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might be incompatible. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the Beats Pill when they are travelling to Antigua.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Beats Pill when you are visiting Antigua by using their Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Antiguans. If travelling to Antigua from another region check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning to visit an Antiguan place such as St. John's or All Saints we also suggest referring to the Antiguan country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Antiguan power outlet. Please 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Antigua

Can the Beats Pill be used in Antigua?

You can use a Beats Pill in Antigua by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Antigua?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Antiguans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the 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 USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua 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 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 Antigua.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Antigua?

Powering a Beats Pill with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from an Antiguan power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Antiguan power outlet

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill from an Antiguan power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from an Antiguan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer 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 Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

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