How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Niger

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter, powering a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type A USB plug and charging a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Nigerien power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill in Niger. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the Beats Pill when you are in Niger by using the D, A, B, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Niger from a different region check your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan on staying at a city such as Niamey or Zinder we also recommend reading the Niger country Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Nigerien power outlet. Please 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 Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Niger

Can you use a Beats Pill in Niger?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Niger by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Niger is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Nigeriens use six different types of plug sockets (types D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Niger.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Niger?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please note that power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the long earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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 around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] 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 power supply. This power outlet (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [9]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E USB charger to power your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This recessed circular plug outlet, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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 between three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Nigerien power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To power your Beats Pill from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  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. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Niger country Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  12. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  14. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  15. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters