Charging the Beats Pill when visiting Mauritius

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Mauritian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Mauritius this page has instructions showing you charging the Beats Pill by using their standard Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Mauritians. If you are travelling to Mauritius from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Mauritian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device 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 Mauritius

Can you use a Beats Pill in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Mauritian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Mauritius?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mauritians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Mauritius we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Mauritian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill using a Mauritian power outlet you'll 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 into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Mauritian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using the Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wikipedia page
  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. 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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters