Charging a Beats Pill when visiting Brazil

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type N power plug.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

When organizing a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you can charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Brazil you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there that could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Beats Pill in Brazil. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you are going to Brazil.If visiting Brazil these instructions show how to power the Beats Pill using the standard Type N or C 60Hz plug outlets, most Brazilians will typically use Type N wall outlets. If your Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Brazil from a different country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Brazilian 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Brazil

Can you use a Beats Pill in Brazil?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Brazil is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Brazilians use (N and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight 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 travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brazil 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Brazil.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Brazil?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Brazilian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Brazilian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes. Prior to 1st January 2010 buildings may use this power supply.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet

How to use a Type N power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Brazilian power outlet with USB type B cord and a Type N power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug outlet (technically called a Type N power outlet [7]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern. Please note that since 1st January 2010 buildings will use this power outlet.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Brazilian 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 battery life 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 N power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Brazilian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - Wikipedia.org entry about Brazil
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N 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