Charging a Beats Pill in Malawi

How to connect a Malawian power outlet to a Beats Pill

Malawian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Beats Pill in Malawi. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill abroad.If you're travelling to Malawi this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian plug outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When visiting Malawi from another country double check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Malawian power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Malawi

Can you use a Beats Pill in Malawi?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Malawian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Malawi?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Malawi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malawi and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malawi using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Malawi?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Malawian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Malawian power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Malawian 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. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi - wikipedia page about Malawi
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters