How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Peru

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type A power plug and recharging a Beats Pill using a three pin Type B USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Peru it's useful to know in advance if you can use all your vital electronics like cell phones and laptop computers when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your Beats Pill in Peru. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill when they are visiting abroad.When you are travelling to Peru this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill by using the standard C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type C power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Peruvians. Power sockets differ depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Peru from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the 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 over-heating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to tourist destinations like Lima or Arequipa we also recommend referring to the Peru Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Peruvian 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 Peru

Can you use a Beats Pill in Peru?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of power outlets that Peruvians use (types C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge 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 adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Peru?

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

Using type B USB micro cord with a Type A power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Peruvian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn 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 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral blades sit with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink 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 roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Peruvian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill using a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink 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 roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peru Wikipedia web 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters