How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Lesotho

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling to Lesotho.When you are planning a vacation to Lesotho the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using the standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type wall supply. When travelling to Lesotho from another region make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Basotho power outlet. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Lesotho

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Lesotho.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Lesotho?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lesotho 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Lesotho using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Lesotho?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Basotho power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters