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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type L USB charger, how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type C Europlug power plug and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F power adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Beats Pill 2 when they are visiting abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when going to Uruguay using their Type F, C, I or L Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Uruguayans will typically use the Type F sockets in their power outlets. Most power sockets differ regionally therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Uruguay from a different country ensure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Uruguayan power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Uruguayans use four different standards of wall outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers on your trip to Uruguay or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Uruguay

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uruguay and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Uruguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug supply can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven 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 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This hexagon shaped power outlet, technically called a Type L power outlet [9], looks like three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note there are two variations of Type L wall outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow 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 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 L power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay - Uruguayan entry on wikipedia.org
  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/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