How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to a Beats Pill

Paraguayan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to power the Beats Pill when going to Paraguay.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when you are travelling to Paraguay by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Paraguay from a different country double check your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este we suggest referring to the Paraguayan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Paraguayan power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Paraguay

Can the Beats Pill be used in Paraguay?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Paraguayan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Paraguay?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Paraguay and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Paraguay using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 one less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Paraguay?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Paraguayan 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger 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 Paraguayan 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 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

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