Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Madagascar

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Malagasy power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type D power charger, charging a Beats Pill using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type E USB charger

Malagasy power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electrical devices when you arrive. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Madagascar you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.When you are visiting Madagascar the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using the types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type D plug outlets are typically used by most Malagasy. If your Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Madagascar from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Madagascar

Can you use a Beats Pill in Madagascar?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Malagasy power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Madagascar?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Madagascar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different types of wall outlets in Madagascar (D, C, E, J and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Malagasy trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Madagascar.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Madagascar?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Malagasy power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type E USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type J USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped power outlet (known as the Type J power outlet [11]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type K power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type K power outlet [13], can be recognised by 3 holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - wikipedia entry about Madagascar
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters