How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Algeria

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Algeria. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Algeria by using the standard Type F or C Algerian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Algeria from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Algerian power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Algeria

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Algeria?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Algerian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Algeria is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Algerians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria.
  • 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Algeria?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Algerian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Algerian 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 around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with an Algerian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using an Algerian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algerian Wikipedia page
  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, priced 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, estimated price 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.