How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Montserrat

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Montserratian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type A power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are going to Montserrat.When visiting Montserrat this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 by using the Type B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Montserrat from another region check that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Montserratian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Montserrat

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Montserrat?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Montserrat by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Montserratians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used 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 recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are 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 North America going to Montserrat using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Montserrat?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Montserratian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Montserratian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please note that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro 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 can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Montserratian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Montserratian 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. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], is identified by two slots where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the longer ground pin. Please note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro 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 can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Montserratian country 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, 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, 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, between $20 to $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.