Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Bolivia

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a two pin Type C power adapter.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill . These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Beats Pill when they're staying in Bolivia.If planning a trip to Bolivia these instructions show charging the Beats Pill using the Type C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and South America page for a full list of countries. If the Beats Pill does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Bolivia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Bolivian power outlet. Please 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 Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Bolivia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Bolivia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Bolivian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

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

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bolivia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Bolivia?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill using a Bolivian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill using the Bolivian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Bolivian 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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