How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting El Salvador

Instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Salvadoranf power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger and how to power a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting 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 article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Beats Pill when they are staying in El Salvador.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when going to El Salvador by using the Type B or A Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Beats Pill does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to El Salvador from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Salvadoranf power outlet. Please 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in El Salvador

Can the Beats Pill be used in El Salvador?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in El Salvador?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for El Salvador to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Salvadoransf use two different standards of plug sockets (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 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both El Salvador 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 going to El Salvador.
  • 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 El Salvador.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in El Salvador?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill with a Salvadoranf power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Salvadoranf 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], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Salvadoranf power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your Beats Pill with a Salvadoranf power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Salvadoranf 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Salvadoranf Wikipedia web 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