Charging the Beats Pill when visiting Uruguay

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type L USB charger

Uruguayan power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following instructions tells you how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Uruguay using the types F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Uruguayans will use the Type F plug outlets. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Uruguay from another region ensure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Montevideo or Salto read the Uruguay Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Uruguayan power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Uruguay

Can you use a Beats Pill in Uruguay?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Uruguayans use four different types of wall outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Uruguay using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Uruguay?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using the Uruguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type L USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay - Uruguay Wiki page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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