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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type B power charger.

Honduran power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.The following instructions will show you what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're in Honduras by using the Type B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Catrachos. If the Beats Pill does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Honduras from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Honduran 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device 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 Honduras

Can the Beats Pill be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Honduras by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Honduras (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 Honduras.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Honduras?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill from a Honduran 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. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Honduran power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains USB 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using type B USB connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Honduran 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. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Wikipedia.org entry about Honduras
  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