Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Somalia

How to connect a Somali power outlet to a Beats Pill

Somali power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . When you are visiting Somalia the following useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Somali plug outlet, the Somalis will use Europlugs for charging. When travelling to Somalia from a different region ensure that your Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 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.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Somali 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 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 in Somalia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Somalia?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters 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 needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Somalia.
  • 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Somalia?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Beats Pill with a Somali power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill from a Somali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type 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 is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Wikipedia.org entry about Somalia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters