Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Namibia

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Namibian power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type D USB adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill 2 abroad.If you are visiting Namibia the following instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their standard types D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Namibia from a different country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Namibian power outlet. Please 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Namibia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Namibia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Namibian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Namibia.
  • 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Namibia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Namibian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Namibian power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Namibian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Namibian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia country wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.