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

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Colombian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you're travelling abroad.When you're travelling to Colombia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 using their types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets differ regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If your Beats Pill 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Colombia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Beats Pill 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise 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 the Colombian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Colombia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Colombia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Colombian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Colombia?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Colombia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Colombians use (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Colombia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Colombian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Colombian 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Colombian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat 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 soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Colombian power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Colombian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Colombian 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 about around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - wikipedia.org page about Colombia
  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 at 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, costs 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, estimated price 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, costing between $10 to $15.