How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Yemen

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Yemeni power outlet by using type B micro USB cord and a Type D power charger, charging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Beats Pill when they're visiting abroad.When you're visiting Yemen the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using their G, A or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Yemen from a different region 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 your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a place such as Sana'a please read the Yemeni Wiki page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Yemeni 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 Yemen

Can the Beats Pill be used in Yemen?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of wall outlets in Yemen (types G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Yemen or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international 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 travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen 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 visiting Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Yemeni power outlet by using type B micro USB cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni 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% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to recharge your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Yemen so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The USB port 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% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord 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. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni Wiki 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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