How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Uganda

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Ugandan power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

Ugandan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill 2 when they're abroad.If you are going to Uganda the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Uganda from a different region make sure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ugandan power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Uganda

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Uganda?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Uganda?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel adapter for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to 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 phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Uganda we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

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 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 to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Uganda using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Uganda?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Ugandan power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill 2 from a Ugandan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash 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 around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - wikipedia.org entry about Uganda
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters