How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Kenya

How to connect a Kenyan power outlet to a Beats Pill

Kenyan power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Kenya the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan wall outlet, with the Kenyans using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Kenya from a different country check that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Nairobi we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Kenya [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Kenyan power outlet. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Kenya

Can the Beats Pill be used in Kenya?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best international travel power adapter for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Kenya using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Kenya?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with a Kenyan power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using a Kenyan 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 plugging it into the Kenyan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB 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 port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink 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 Beats Pill playback time at full 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 a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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