How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Zimbabwe

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Zimbabwe power outlet and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are visiting Zimbabwe.When you are travelling to Zimbabwe this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 by using the standard G or D type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Zimbabweans. When visiting Zimbabwe from another country please double check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your 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 overloading during charging.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Zimbabwe power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 you connect 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 Zimbabwe

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Zimbabwe?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Zimbabwe by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Zimbabweans use (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Zimbabwe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Zimbabwe?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Zimbabwe 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe 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 around 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 jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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