How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Guam

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guamanian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when going abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Guam by using the standard types B or A Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Guam from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting a city such as Tamuning or Mangilao read the Guamanian 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 Guamanian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Guam

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guam?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Guamanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Guam?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Guam is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Guam (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Guam?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guamanian power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Guamanian 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power 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 A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guamanian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the 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 by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Guamanian Wikipedia 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, estimated price 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/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, costing between $10 to $15.