How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Lebanon

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type B power charger, powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pinned Type G power charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type A power charger

Lebanese power outlet

If you are organizing a holiday to Lebanon it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Lebanon you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Lebanon. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when going abroad.If you're travelling to Lebanon the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill 2 using their G, A, B, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Lebanese normally use the Type G plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies differ depending on which country you're visiting therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Lebanon from another country please make sure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Lebanese 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Lebanon

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Lebanon?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Lebanese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Lebanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Lebanon. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an 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 like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lebanon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Lebanon?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Lebanese 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

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

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Note power cables with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots where the blades slide into with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB 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 port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 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.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [13], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - wikipedia.org page about Lebanon
  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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, between $20 to $25.
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  12. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  14. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20.
  15. 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.