Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Swaziland

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type M USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Swazi power outlet.

Swazi power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 when you are in Swaziland using the standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi power supply. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Swaziland from another region ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Manzini refer to the Swazi Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Swazi power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Swaziland

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Swaziland?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Swazi power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Swaziland?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Swaziland using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Swazi power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from a 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. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swazi Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters