How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Qatar

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Qatari power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB adapter.

Qatari power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. When going to Qatar this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 using the standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Qataris. If travelling to Qatar from another region check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Qatari 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Qatar

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Qatar?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Qatar by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Qataris use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Qatar.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Qatar?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Qatari power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a Qatari 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Qatari power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Qatari power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Qatari power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Qatari 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 around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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