How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Chile

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Beats Pill using a three pin Type L USB plug.

Chilean power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there. Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . If visiting Chile these instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using the L or C type Chilean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type L power outlets will be typically used by most Chileans. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power supplies are different from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Chile from another country please double check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Chilean 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 Chile

Can the Beats Pill be used in Chile?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Chile.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Chile?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Chile is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different standards of power outlets (L and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included 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.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter 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 Chile

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Chile.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Chile.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Chile?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill from a Chilean power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large holes forming a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Chilean 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 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 need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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