How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Barbuda

Using USB type B cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbudan power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Barbuda this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the South America page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Barbuda from a different country ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Barbudan power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbuda

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Barbuda?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Barbuda by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbuda?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Barbudans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Barbuda?

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

Using USB type B cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Barbudan power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket 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 Barbudan power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia.org entry about Barbuda
  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, costing 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, priced 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, costs under $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.