Charging the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Gambia

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Gambian power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Gambian power outlet

When organizing to travel it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Gambia you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially expensive charger on arrival that could be incompatible and damage your Beats Pill. Different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Gambia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Beats Pill by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Gambians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Gambia from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Gambian 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 Gambia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Gambia?

You can use a Beats Pill in Gambia.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Gambian trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia 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 Gambia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Gambia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Gambia?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Gambian power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill using the Gambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambian Wikipedia page
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters