How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Puerto Rico

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type A power charger and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Puerto Rican power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to Puerto Rico this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard types B or A Puerto Rican 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Puerto Ricans will normally use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover power sockets change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. If your Beats Pill 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Puerto Rico from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 your Puerto Rican power outlet. Please 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 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 update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Puerto Rico

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Puerto Rico?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Puerto Rico.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Puerto Rico?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Puerto Rico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Puerto Ricans use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers on your trip to Puerto Rico or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Puerto Rico using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Puerto Rico.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Puerto Rico?

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

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Puerto Rican 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Puerto Rican 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. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Puerto Rican power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico - Wikipedia.org page about Puerto Rico
  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 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, 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, costs under $25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.