How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in The British Virgin Islands

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in The British Virgin Islands. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're going abroad.When visiting The British Virgin Islands the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a British Virgin Islands place like Road Town please read the The British Virgin Islands country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your British Virgin Islands power outlet. 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The British Virgin Islands or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - The British Virgin Islands country Wikipedia 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, 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, costing 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, estimated cost under $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.