How to charge a Beats Pill 2 in Niger

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pin Type A USB plug and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type B power plug

Nigerien power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Beats Pill 2 when they're staying abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Niger the following instructions show how to power the Beats Pill 2 by using the D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Niger from a different country please ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Nigerien power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Niger

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Niger?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Niger.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Niger?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best travel power adapter for Niger is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Nigeriens use six different standards of plug sockets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Niger 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Niger 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Niger.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Niger?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit. Be aware power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in socket 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 around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerien power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nigerien power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [11]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [14] 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 plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven 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 E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Niger country page on wikipedia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  12. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  14. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  15. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  16. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters