How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Botswana

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D power charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type M power plug

Botswana power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Botswana this page has instructions showing powering your Beats Pill 2 by using the standard G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Botswana from another country please double check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Botswana place such as Gaborone or Francistown we also suggest referring to the Botswana country page on wikipedia [1] for further information on the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Botswana power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything 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 Botswana

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Botswana?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of power outlets that Botswanans use (G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Botswana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Botswana?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type D power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 using the Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three round holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Botswana power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Botswana power outlet using Micro USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [9]) can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana country page on wikipedia
  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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters