Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Mexico

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Mexican power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type A USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB adapter.

Mexican power outlet

If you are planning to travel it can be helpful to know if you can power all your indispensable electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Mexico you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 . This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing exactly how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Mexico using their standard Type B or A 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If the Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Mexico from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Mexican 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 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Mexico

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Mexico?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Mexico?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Mexico is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mexicans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. 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 in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Mexico we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mexico.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Mexico?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Mexican power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots. Type A plug outlets in Mexico might not be as common however are still used by some hotels.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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 A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mexican power outlet

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

Using type B USB cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Mexican power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Mexican power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin. The most frequently found sockets in Mexico are Type B power outlets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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