Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Ecuador

Using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Ecuadorian power outlet and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially if you've never been there before. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Ecuador using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Ecuador from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ecuadorian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device 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 Ecuador

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Ecuador?

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

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Ecuador?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Ecuador is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Ecuadorians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Ecuadorian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Ecuador.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with an Ecuadorian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power outlet by two slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Wikipedia.org web page about Ecuador
  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