How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Kuwait

Using USB Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Kuwaiti power outlet and how to charge a Beats Pill using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill . When going to Kuwait this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill using their standard types G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Kuwait from a different country ensure the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Kuwait City please refer to the Kuwait Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Kuwaiti 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 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 Kuwait

Can the Beats Pill be used in Kuwait?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Kuwaitis use (types G and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Kuwait or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Kuwait?

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

Using USB Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill using a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kuwaiti power outlet. The wall supply, also known as the Europlug, is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwait 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters