How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Iraq

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from an Iraqi power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, recharging a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when going to Iraq.This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you are visiting Iraq by using the standard types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Iraq from a different country check that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Baghdad or Basra refer to the Wikipedia entry about Iraq [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Iraqi 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Iraq

Can the Beats Pill be used in Iraq?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Iraqis use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied 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 Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iraq 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 Iraq using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Iraq?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type G power charger to power your Beats Pill from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using an Iraqi 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Iraqi power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill from an Iraqi power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use 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 Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Wikipedia entry about Iraq
  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. 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