Charging the Beats Pill 2 when visiting Bermuda

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bermuda power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes 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 to buy in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 when staying in Bermuda.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Bermuda using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bermudians typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Bermuda from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different 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 normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a place such as St. George's read the Bermuda Wiki page [1] for further details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Bermuda power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 Bermuda

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Bermuda power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Bermuda?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Bermuda is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa 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 along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bermuda trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bermuda using 3 pin type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Bermuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bermuda power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Bermuda 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter 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 Bermuda 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 A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 from the Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Bermuda Wiki page
  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, costs around $10.
  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, between $5 to $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, costs under $15.