Charging the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Eritrea

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type L power adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Eritrea.If visiting Eritrea this page has instructions showing charging the Beats Pill 2 by using their types L or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Eritrea from another country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to an Eritrean city like Asmara or Assab please read the Eritrea Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Eritrean power outlet. Please 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Eritrea

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Eritrean power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel power adapter for Eritrea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Eritreans use two different types of power outlets (types L and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Eritrea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Eritrea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. You'll find there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Eritrea Wiki 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
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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