How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Nicaragua

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This page was written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their Beats Pill when they are travelling to Nicaragua.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're in Nicaragua by using their types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Nicaragua from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Nicaraguan 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 Nicaragua

Can the Beats Pill be used in Nicaragua?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Nicaragua by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel power adapter for Nicaragua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Nicaraguans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Nicaraguan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nicaragua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Nicaragua.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Nicaragua?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nicaraguan power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nicaraguan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Nicaraguan 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - wikipedia web page about Nicaragua
  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