Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Egypt

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Beats Pill from an Egyptian power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Beats Pill when staying abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your Beats Pill when going to Egypt by using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets are typically used by most Egyptians. When travelling to Egypt from a different region make sure the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Egyptian 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Egypt

Can you use a Beats Pill in Egypt?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best travel power adapter for Egypt is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Egyptians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. 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 while travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Egypt?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. This plug outlet (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into 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 Egyptian 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 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type F USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [7], can be identified by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into 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 Egyptian 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 3.5 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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