How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Swaziland

Using type B USB cord and a Type M power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Swazi power outlet.

Swazi power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Beats Pill abroad.If you're travelling to Swaziland the following instructions show powering your Beats Pill using their 230 volt 50Hz M Type power outlet. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list showing countries. If travelling to Swaziland from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Swazi 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Swaziland

Can the Beats Pill be used in Swaziland?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Swaziland?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Swaziland or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Swaziland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 a more 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 Swaziland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Swaziland?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Swazi power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from the Swazi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Swazi 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 playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters