Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Kenya

How to connect a Kenyan power outlet to a Beats Pill 2

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.If you're planning a trip to Kenya this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Beats Pill 2 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Kenya from another region please check that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Kenya

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Kenya?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Kenyan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Kenya?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Kenya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kenya using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Kenya?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Kenyan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Kenyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan country wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).