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

Using type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Brazilian power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type N USB plug.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're in Brazil.If you are staying in Brazil these instructions show how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard types N or C Brazilian 60Hz plug outlets, Type N plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Brazilians. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Brazil from another country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your Beats Pill 2 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying somewhere such as Rio de Janeiro or Belo please read the Brazil country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Brazilian power outlet. Please 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 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Brazil

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Brazil?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Brazil by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Brazil is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Brazilians use two different standards of power outlets (N and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brazil and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Brazil using type B American 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Brazil?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Brazilian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Brazilian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other. Prior to 1st January 2010 buildings use this power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable 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 Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Brazilian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type N power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by three large circular holes in a triangle pattern. Since January 2010 all new buildings use this power outlet.
  3. Then connect one 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - Brazil country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N mains power outlet, under $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.