How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Tanzania

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Tanzanian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type D USB adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Tanzania by using the G or D type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be used by most Tanzanians. When you are travelling to Tanzania from another region please ensure that the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Dar es Salaam or Mwanza we also recommend referring to the Tanzania Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to visiting the area.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Tanzanian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Tanzania

Can the Beats Pill be used in Tanzania?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Tanzanian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Tanzania (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Tanzania?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill with a Tanzanian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill with a Tanzanian power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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