How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Egypt

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type F power charger.

Egyptian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to 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 your Beats Pill 2 in Egypt. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when Egypt.This page is a simple guide demonstrating what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Egypt by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Egyptians. When visiting Egypt from another country please ensure your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Egyptian power outlet. Please 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Egypt

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Egypt?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Egyptian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Egypt?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel charger for Egypt is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Egyptians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Egypt using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Egypt?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  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 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian 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 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by 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 Micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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