How to charge a Beats Pill 2 in Panama

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Panamanian power outlet using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Panamanian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Panama. If you are going to Panama these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using the Type B or A Panamanian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Panama from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Panamanian power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Panama

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Panama?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Panama.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Panama?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Panama is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Panamanians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) 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 or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Panama.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Panama.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Panama?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Panamanian 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. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Panamanian 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 Panamanian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Panamanian power outlet using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Panamanian 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. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two thin slots with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Panamanian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent 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 Panamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama - wikipedia.org entry about Panama
  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, priced between $10 to $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, costing between $5 to $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, estimated cost 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, under $15.