Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Botswana

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter, charging a Beats Pill using a three pin Type G power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a three pin Type D power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the Beats Pill when they are abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when you're visiting Botswana using their standard G, D or M type Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Botswana from a different region ensure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Botswana power outlet. Please 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Botswana

Can the Beats Pill be used in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Botswana power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Botswana trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Botswana?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9], looks like three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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