How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Djibouti

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E power plug.

Djiboutian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Djibouti. If you are travelling to Djibouti the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 using their Type E or C Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Djibouti from a different country check that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Djiboutian power outlet. Please 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 connecting 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 Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Djibouti

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Djibouti?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Djiboutians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Djibouti or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] 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 Djibouti

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Djibouti.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Djibouti?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Djiboutian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Djiboutian 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 port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - wikipedia.org page about Djibouti
  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, estimated price under $15.
  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, costing under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.