Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Guam

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill with a Guamanian power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type A power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill using a Type B USB charger.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. When you're travelling to Guam the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power will vary depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of regions and countries. If your Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Guam from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on visiting a Guamanian city like Tamuning we suggest reading the Guamanian Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Guamanian power outlet. 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 anything 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 Guam

Can you use a Beats Pill in Guam?

You can use a Beats Pill in Guam.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel adapter for Guam is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Guamanians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Guamanian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guam and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Guam using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Guam?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Guamanian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill using the Guamanian 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. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Guamanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Guamanian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill from a Guamanian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Guamanian 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 the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Guamanian Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters