How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Zambia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Zambian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing along. By not knowing which wall socket is used you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Zambia. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you are travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Zambia using their G, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Zambians use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Zambia from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Zambian power outlet. 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 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 Zambia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Zambia?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Zambia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Zambians use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Zambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Zambia.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Zambia?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow 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 at full 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet with 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 Zambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Zambian 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 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - Zambian Wiki page
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).