How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Suriname

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Surinamese power outlet with micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a Type F USB adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill in Suriname. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Beats Pill when visiting abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when visiting Suriname by using the F or C type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Suriname from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Beats Pill is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Surinamese 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Suriname

Can you use a Beats Pill in Suriname?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Suriname.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Surinamers use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Suriname or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Suriname.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Suriname?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Surinamese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Surinamese power outlet with micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. The wall supply, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia.org entry about Suriname
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters