How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Guatemala

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type B power charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Guatemala. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when you're in Guatemala by using the standard types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Guatemala from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying in a Guatemalan place like Guatemala City please read the Guatemalan Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Guatemalan power outlet. 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 Guatemala

Can the Beats Pill be used in Guatemala?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Guatemala?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Guatemala (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Guatemala or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guatemala 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Guatemala.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Guatemala?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven 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 Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type B power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guatemalan power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into 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. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Guatemalan Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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