How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Malawi

Using USB Type B cable with a Type G power charger to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 in Malawi. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when you are in Malawi by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Malawi from another country please ensure your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Malawian power outlet. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Malawi

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Malawi?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Malawian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Malawi is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 North America going to Malawi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malawi.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Malawi?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malawian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Malawian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Malawian 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one 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 jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi - Wikipedia.org page about Malawi
  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, estimated cost 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 (around £5 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).