How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Aruba

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with an Aruban power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger

Aruban power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. When staying in Aruba the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill by using the standard types F, A or B Aruban 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If your Beats Pill does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Aruba from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Aruban power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Aruba

Can the Beats Pill be used in Aruba?

You can connect a Beats Pill to an Aruban power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Aruba?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Aruba is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Aruba and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Aruba.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Aruba?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy 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 in the Aruban power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Aruban power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the power 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Aruban power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with an Aruban power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruban Wiki page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters