How to charge a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Venezuela

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill from a Venezuelan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when you're in Venezuela.This page contains a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Venezuela by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets vary regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Venezuela from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying at a city such as Caracas please read the Wikipedia.org page about Venezuela [1] for more information.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Venezuela

Can you use a Beats Pill in Venezuela?

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

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Venezuela?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Venezuelans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Venezuelan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality 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 a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Venezuela?

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

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

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  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. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Venezuelan 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 Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill from a Venezuelan power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Venezuelan power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela - Wikipedia.org page about Venezuela
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters