How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type A power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when staying in The Cayman Islands by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Caymanians. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Cayman Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Cayman Islands power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 connecting 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Cayman Islands

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Cayman Islands?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Cayman Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cayman Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in The Cayman Islands?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Cayman 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead 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 A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Cayman 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands page on wikipedia
  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, 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, priced at under $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.