Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Ethiopia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter, powering a Beats Pill using a Type C USB plug and how to power a Beats Pill using a Type F Schuko power plug

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when you are in Ethiopia using the E, C, F or L type Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Ethiopia from a different country please make sure your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at an Ethiopian city like Addis Ababa or Dire Dawa we recommend reading the Ethiopian Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Ethiopian 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Ethiopia

Can the Beats Pill be used in Ethiopia?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill then the best travel adapter for Ethiopia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Ethiopians use four different types of power outlets (E, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Ethiopia we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Ethiopia.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Ethiopia?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your Beats Pill with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 light.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill using an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB charger to power a Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy 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 inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with an Ethiopian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [10], can be identified by three round holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. Note there are two types of Type L power supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink 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 seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia - Ethiopian Wikipedia page
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters