How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Afghanistan

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are going to Afghanistan.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Afghanistan by using their Type F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Afghanistan from a different country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Afghan power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Afghanistan

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Afghanistan?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Afghanistan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Afghanistan?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel power adapter for Afghanistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Afghanistan

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Afghanistan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Afghanistan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Afghan power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as a Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Afghan 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 power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia.org entry about Afghanistan
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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