How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Oman

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Omani power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Europlug Type C power charger.

Omani power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially 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 Oman. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the Beats Pill 2 when going to Oman.If you're going to travel to Oman this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Omanis use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are travelling to Oman from a different region make sure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Omani 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Oman

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Oman?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Oman.

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types 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 switching the included plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with 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 individual power chargers on your trip to Oman or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Omani power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Omani power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Omani power outlet you'll need to use 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 wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half 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 Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from an Omani power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Omani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Omani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one 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 jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity 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 an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - wikipedia.org page about Oman
  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, priced at 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 between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost 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, priced at under $15.