Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.The following instructions will show how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when visiting Tristan da Cunha by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Tristanians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Tristan da Cunha from a different country please make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination like Edinburgh or Tristan da Cunha we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha [1] for more information.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Tristanian power outlet. 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Tristan da Cunha

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Tristanian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Tristanian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Tristan da Cunha using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tristanian power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Type G USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Tristanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Tristanian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity 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 G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.