Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Tuvalu

How to connect a Tuvaluan power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Tuvaluan power outlet

Different standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . If you're visiting Tuvalu the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using the 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan power supply. If visiting Tuvalu from a different country please make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination like Vaiaku or Asau we recommend reading the Tuvalu country wikipedia page [1] for more information.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Tuvaluan 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Tuvalu

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Tuvalu?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Tuvalu?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Tuvalu is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu - Tuvalu country wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, under $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, costs between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.