How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Panama

Learn how to power your Beats Pill from a Panamanian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a Type B power adapter.

Panamanian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill in Panama. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when Panama.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Panama by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Panama from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Panamanian power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Panama

Can you use a Beats Pill in Panama?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Panama is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Panamanians use (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Panama using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Panama.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Panama?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to power your Beats Pill from a Panamanian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a Panamanian 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Panamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill with a Panamanian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Panamanian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Panamanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the power 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. Turn on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow 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 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Panamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama - Panamanian 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters