Charging a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Bolivia

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bolivian power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type C Europlug USB plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 . The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 in Bolivia using their standard types C or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Bolivia 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 2 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.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Bolivian power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Bolivia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Bolivia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Bolivian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Bolivia?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel adapter for Bolivia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Bolivians use two different standards of wall outlets (types C and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge 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 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back 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 suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bolivia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Bolivia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Bolivia?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go.
  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 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian 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 around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bolivian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Bolivian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bolivian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, also called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian 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 around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Wikipedia.org entry about Bolivia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters