How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Madagascar

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B micro USB cord and a Type E power adapter, recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Malagasy power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Madagascar it's helpful to know if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Madagascar you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Madagascar using their D, C, E, J or K type 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type D power outlets are used by most Malagasy. If the Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Madagascar from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Malagasy power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Madagascar

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Madagascar?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five different standards of power outlets in Madagascar (types D, C, E, J and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the 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 by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies 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 Madagascar 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Madagascar.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Madagascar?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy 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 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 Malagasy 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 after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet with Type B micro USB cord and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one 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 is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Malagasy power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. 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 socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy 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 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.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malagasy power outlet. The power supply (called a Type K power outlet [13]) can be identified by the three holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink 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 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 K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Malagasy Wikipedia page
  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
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters