Charging a Beats Pill in The Maldives

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type J USB charger, charging a Beats Pill using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to power a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type D power plug

Maldivian power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill when they're abroad.The following step by step guide shows you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill when visiting Maldives by using their Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Maldivians typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When visiting Maldives from another country double check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in The Maldives

Can you use a Beats Pill in The Maldives?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Maldivian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Maldives?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Maldives is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five standards of wall outlets that Maldivians use (G, D, J, K and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Maldives?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a 3 pin Type J USB charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug outlet, sometimes called the Type J power outlet [9], can be identified by three holes forming a flattened triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type K USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type K power outlet [11]) looks like three holes forming a triangle configuration and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Beats Pill with a Maldivian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped power supply (known as the Type L power outlet [13]) can be identified by the 3 round adjecent holes in a line. There are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  10. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  14. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters