How to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger, how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type A USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B power charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Beats Pill 2 abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 when visiting Saudi Arabia using their G, A, B or D type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most Saudis will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Saudi Arabia from a different country check 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 (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Riyadh or Jeddah we suggest referring to the Saudi Arabia Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Saudi Arabian 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 update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Saudi Arabia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Saudi Arabia?

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

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Saudi Arabia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Saudi Arabians use (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

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 North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Saudi Arabia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Saudi Arabia?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink 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 at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [11]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger 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. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half 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.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabia 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, 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, priced at 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, around $10.
  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, costs between $20 to $25.
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  13. 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.