How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Namibia

Learn how to charge a Beats Pill from a Namibian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type M power plug.

Namibian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill in Namibia. These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill when travelling to Namibia by using their types D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Namibia from another country please double check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Namibian power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Namibia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Namibia?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Namibia.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Namibia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Namibian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Namibia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia 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 the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Namibian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Namibian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Beats Pill from a Namibian power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [7]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibian country Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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