How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Venezuela

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country for the first time traveller. If visiting Venezuela this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Venezuela from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Venezuelan 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Venezuela

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Venezuela?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Venezuela.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Venezuela?

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

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Venezuela?

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

Instructions on how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Plug in 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 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan 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 around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

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