How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Peru

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are going to Peru.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Beats Pill 2 when you are in Peru using their standard types C, A or B Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Peruvians use Type C plug outlets. You will discover most power supplies will change from region to region so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Peru from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Peruvian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Peru

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Peru?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Peru by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Peru is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Peru.
  • 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 functionality as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Peru?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type A USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of 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 back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven 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 2 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 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type B power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 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. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by two thin slots with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter 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 Peruvian 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 between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity 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 B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Peruvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] 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 into the Peruvian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 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 need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 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/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/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