How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Tonga

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type I USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill from a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist people wanting to charge their Beats Pill when they're abroad.When you're travelling to Tonga this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Tongan power outlet. Most power sources are different depending on which area you're taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are travelling to Tonga from a different country make sure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Tongan power outlet. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Tonga

Can the Beats Pill be used in Tonga?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Tongan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Tonga?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tonga.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Tonga?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill with a Tongan power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Tongan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Tongan power outlet. This wall supply (technically called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 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 a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga - Tonga Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters