How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Guadeloupe

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type D USB adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E power adapter

Guadeloupe power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Beats Pill 2 when they're staying abroad.When visiting Guadeloupe this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the D, C or E type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Guadeloupe from a different region make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning to visit a city like Les Abymes we also recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Guadeloupe [1] for further information on the location.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Guadeloupe 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 any device 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 Guadeloupe

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guadeloupe?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Guadeloupe by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Guadeloupe?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Guadeloupe is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of power outlets in Guadeloupe (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Guadeloupe trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Guadeloupe using type B 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty 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 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guadeloupe power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe 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 between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadeloupe - wikipedia web page about Guadeloupe
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at under $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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced around $10.
  11. 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.