How to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Somalia

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Somalia. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Somalia by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, with the Somalians using a Europlug for charging. When you are visiting Somalia from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Somali power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything 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 Somalia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Somalia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Somali power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Somalia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Somalia?

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Somali power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Somali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Somali power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somali Wikipedia page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).