How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Grenadines

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter, charging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging a Beats Pill using a Type E power plug

Grenadines power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.If you are visiting The Grenadines this page contains instructions showing you how to charge the Beats Pill using their Type G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Vincentians. Most power supplies will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If visiting The Grenadines from a different region check your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Grenadines power outlet. Please 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Grenadines

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Grenadines?

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

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in The Grenadines?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The Grenadines is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Grenadines and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to The Grenadines.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Grenadines.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in The Grenadines?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Beats Pill from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill using a Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one 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. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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 about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  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. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash 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 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using a Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the 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. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Grenadines power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with a Grenadines power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [11], can be recognised by the three large holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - The Grenadines Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costs under C$20.
  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, under C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced under C$20.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated price under C$25.
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, costing under C$20.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.