Charging the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Antigua

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Antiguan power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Antigua it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you arrive. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Beats Pill 2. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're visiting Antigua this page has instructions showing you charging the Beats Pill 2 using the types B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Antiguans. If visiting Antigua from a different country please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Antiguan power outlet. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Antigua

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Antigua?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Antigua.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel power adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Antiguans use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Antiguan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Antigua?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Antiguan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Antiguan power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia.org web page about Antigua
  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 cost 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, priced 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, priced under $15.