How to charge a Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands

Simple instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the Beats Pill when staying abroad.When you are planning a vacation to The US Virgin Islands these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the Type B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If your Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Virgin Islands power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands

Can the Beats Pill be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Virgin Islanders use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in The US Virgin Islands?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter to power your Beats Pill with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - wikipedia page about The US Virgin Islands
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters