How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Eritrea

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with an Eritrean power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge the Beats Pill when you are in Eritrea by using the standard types L or C Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Eritrea from a different country check your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure 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 whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Eritrean 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 Eritrea

Can the Beats Pill be used in Eritrea?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Eritrea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Eritrea (types L and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Eritrea. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Eritrea.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Eritrea?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with an Eritrean power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using an Eritrean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power 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 Eritrean 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 around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type L power charger to power your Beats Pill from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Eritrean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (called a Type L power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean 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 about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Wikipedia entry about Eritrea
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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