Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Nicaragua

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Nicaraguan power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 . When you are visiting Nicaragua the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Nicaragua from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Nicaraguan 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Nicaragua

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Nicaragua?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Nicaragua.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel power adapter for Nicaragua is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Nicaraguans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Nicaraguan trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nicaragua using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Nicaragua?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan 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 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Nicaraguan 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. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nicaraguan power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow 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 power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - Nicaraguan entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 price 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, estimated cost 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, priced at under $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.