Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Guatemala

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Guatemalan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A USB charger and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.If going to travel to Guatemala the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Guatemala from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. 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, check that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Guatemalan place such as Guatemala City we also suggest reading the Guatemala Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Guatemalan 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 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 Guatemala

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guatemala?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Guatemalan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel charger for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Guatemala (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Guatemala we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guatemala using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Guatemala.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Guatemala?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Guatemalan 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. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger 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 Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Guatemala Wikipedia 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, estimated cost around $10.
  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, under $10.
  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, costing between $20 to $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.