Charging a Beats Pill when visiting Nepal

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Type M USB adapter, how to charge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type D USB adapter

Nepali power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Beats Pill . This step by step guide will show how to power your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Nepal by using their types D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Nepal from a different country please ensure your Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Nepali 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 Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Nepal

Can you use a Beats Pill in Nepal?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Nepali power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Nepalese use three different standards of plug sockets (types D, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Nepal.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Nepal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill using a Nepali 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Nepali 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 between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity 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 C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Nepali power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [9], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia.org entry about Nepal
  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/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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters