How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Argentina

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Argentinean power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type I USB adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Argentina it's helpful to know if you can charge any indispensable devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling 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 sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 . These guidelines were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.When going to Argentina this page contains instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their types I or C Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Argentineans will typically use the Type I sockets in their power outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Argentina from a different country make sure the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Argentinean power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Argentina

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Argentina?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Argentinean power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Argentina is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Argentines use two different standards of wall outlets (I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Argentinean trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 Argentina.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Argentina?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Argentinean power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 using an Argentinean 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Argentinean power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Argentinean power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth. Please note that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Chinese and Australian power outlets, check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power supply.
  3. Then 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 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty 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 socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentinean 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/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