How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Libya

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger, charging a Beats Pill using a Type C power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Libyan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when Libya.When going to Libya this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill using their Type D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If the Beats Pill does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Libya from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts. If you are planning to visit a Libyan destination like Tripoli or Benghazi refer to the Libya Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Libyan power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Libya

Can you use a Beats Pill in Libya?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Libya by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Libya?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Libya is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Libyans use (types D, C, F and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 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 overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Libya and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Libya.
  • 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Libya?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using a Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Libyan 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. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one 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. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 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 need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Libyan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your Beats Pill from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This round plug outlet, sometimes called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Libyan power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (sometimes called a Type L power outlet [11]) can be recognised by the 3 holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libya Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters