How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Mozambique

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger, how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type C power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type M power plug

Mozambican power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.When you're visiting Mozambique these instructions show how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard types F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Mozambique from another country check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Mozambican power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Mozambique

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Mozambique?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Mozambique?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Mozambicans use three different types of plug sockets (types F, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Mozambique or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mozambique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Mozambique using type B American 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Mozambique.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Mozambique?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the mains USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Mozambican power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [9], looks like three large holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - wikipedia.org entry about Mozambique
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$25).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 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).