Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Tanzania

Learn how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Tanzania it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your vital gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Beats Pill 2. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Tanzania.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Tanzania using the Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Tanzanians normally use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting Tanzania from another country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Tanzanian power outlet. 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 connecting 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 Tanzania

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Tanzania?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Tanzania by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tanzanians use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tanzania we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Tanzania using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Tanzania?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Tanzanian 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 taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Wikipedia.org web page about Tanzania
  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, 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, costs under $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, 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, under $15.