Charging the Beats Pill when visiting Martinique

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Martinican power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to charge a Beats Pill using a 3 pin Type D power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a two pin Type E power adapter

Martinican power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when staying abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Martinique using the standard D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Martiniquais typically use Type D plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting Martinique from another region please double check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Martinique

Can you use a Beats Pill in Martinique?

You can use a Beats Pill in Martinique by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Martinique?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Martiniquais use (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Martinique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The USB socket 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 at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill with a Martinican power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (known as a Type E power outlet [9]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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 at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinique Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  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
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters