Charging the Beats Pill 2 when visiting Belize

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Belizean power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A USB plug and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter

Belizean power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Belize these instructions show how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 by using their standard G, A or B type Belizean 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Belize from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Belizean power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Belize

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Belize?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Belizean power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Belizeans use (G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Belize we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Belize.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Belizean power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Belizean power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type A power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Belizean 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 three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [9], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - Wikipedia.org web page about Belize
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costs under $15.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced between $20 to $25.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.