Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to The Bahamas

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bahamas power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when travelling abroad.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when staying in The Bahamas using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bahamians will use the Type B power outlets. You will find power is different regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Beats Pill 2 does not power up or charges slowly when visiting The Bahamas from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a Bahamas city like Nassau we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about The Bahamas [1] for more details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Bahamas 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 connecting 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 The Bahamas

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Bahamas?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Bahamas by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Bahamas 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Bahamas?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bahamas power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Bahamas 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 by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Wikipedia.org web page about The Bahamas
  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, estimated cost 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 price under $10.
  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, between $20 to $25.
  9. 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.