Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Chile

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Chilean power outlet with USB type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type L USB plug.

Chilean power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 when they're going abroad.If you are visiting Chile the following instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their standard types L or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Chileans typically use Type L power outlets. Most power is different depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Chile from another country double check the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Santiago or Antofagasta we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Chile [1] for more information.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Chile

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Chile?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Chile.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Chile is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different types of power outlets (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As 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 supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chile we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Chile using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Chile?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Chilean power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Chilean power outlet with USB type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Chilean 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Chilean power outlet. This plug supply is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The power in port 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 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 need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Chilean power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Chilean power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Chilean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it in the Chilean power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped power supply by the 3 large circular holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground. There are two different types of Type L wall outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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