How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when visiting Libya

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger

Libyan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are in Libya using their standard Type D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Libya from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 will use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Libyan power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Libya

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Libya?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Libya?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Libya is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Libyans use four different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Libyan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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 via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Libya using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Libya?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 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. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a Type D USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Libyan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash 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 playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type L USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill 2 from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  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 jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - wikipedia.org entry about Libya
  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, between $10 to $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, between $5 to $10.
  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, priced at under $20.
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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, priced between $10 to $15.
  13. 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.