Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Mali

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Malian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type E power adapter.

Malian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you're in staying in Mali.The following instructions will show how to charge your Beats Pill when travelling to Mali using their standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Mali from another country make sure the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Malian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything 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 Mali

Can you use a Beats Pill in Mali?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Malians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Mali.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Mali?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Malian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Malian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two holes adjacent to each other.
  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 Malian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Malian power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type E USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Malian power outlet you will need to use a Type E 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 E USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply can be identified by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian Wikipedia web page
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters