How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Martinique

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Beats Pill 2 when going to Martinique.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to Martinique by using the Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Martiniquais use Type D sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Martinique from a different country check that your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a city such as Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin refer to the Martinican 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 Martinican 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Martinique

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Martinique?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Martinique.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Martinique?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Martiniquais use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) 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. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Martinique or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Martinique 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Martinique?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type D power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port 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 Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type E power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinican Wikipedia page
  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, 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, 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, estimated price 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, 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.