Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Nigeria

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerian power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. When you're travelling to Nigeria the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using their types G or D 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Nigeria from another country check that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Nigerian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything 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 Nigeria

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Nigerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Nigerians use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Nigerian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nigeria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Nigeria?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian 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 roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full 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 Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigerian Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated cost 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, estimated cost 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 between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.