Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Ethiopia

Instructions on how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pin Type C Europlug USB plug and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type E USB plug

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country for the first time traveller. If you're staying in Ethiopia the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using the standard Type E, C, F or L 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Ethiopia from another region please check that your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a city like Addis Ababa we recommend reading the wikipedia page about Ethiopia [1] for further information on the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ethiopian power outlet. 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Ethiopia

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Ethiopia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Ethiopian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Ethiopia?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Ethiopians use four different standards of power outlets (E, C, F and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Ethiopia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Ethiopia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian 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 roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB micro 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 rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian 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 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with an Ethiopian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type L power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. There are two types of Type L power supply rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia - wikipedia page about Ethiopia
  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, costs between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.