Charging a Beats Pill in Argentina

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Beats Pill with an Argentinean power outlet and how to power a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type I power charger.

Argentinean power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Argentina it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any indispensable devices such as mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Argentina the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill using the standard I or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Argentineans normally use the Type I sockets in their wall outlets. If visiting Argentina from a different country ensure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning on staying somewhere like Buenos Aires or Mendoza read the Argentinean page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Argentinean 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 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 in Argentina

Can you use a Beats Pill in Argentina?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to an Argentinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Argentina is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Argentines use two different standards of plug sockets (types I and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Argentina 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Argentina using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Argentina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Argentinean power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Beats Pill with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Argentinean 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Argentinean power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Argentinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with an Argentinean power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Argentinean power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 3 slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground. Be aware that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Then connect 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. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentinean page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  8. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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