Charging the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Curacao

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A USB charger and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB plug

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying abroad.If visiting Curacao this page has useful instructions showing charging the Beats Pill 2 by using the types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Curacao from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a Curacaon city like Willemstad or Sint Michiel please refer to the Curacao Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Curacaon power outlet. Please 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Curacao

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Curacao?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Curacaoans use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads 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 travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Curacao 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Curacao.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Curacao?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 3 to 4 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need 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 Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 between three to four 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Curacao 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, estimated cost 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, costs 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, costing between $20 to $25.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.