How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Ecuador

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type B power plug.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Ecuador. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Beats Pill abroad.When you're going to travel to Ecuador the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill by using the standard types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power supplies will vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. If your Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Ecuador from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Ecuadorian power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Ecuador

Can the Beats Pill be used in Ecuador?

You can connect a Beats Pill to an Ecuadorian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Ecuador is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Ecuador or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing 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 travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ecuador 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ecuador.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Ecuadorian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack 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 seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - wikipedia entry about Ecuador
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters