Charging the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Qatar

A step by step guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Qatari power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type D USB charger.

Qatari power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Beats Pill . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill when staying in Qatar.When you are travelling to Qatar the following useful instructions show how to charge your Beats Pill by using their standard G or D type Qatari 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Qataris. When travelling to Qatar from a different country please check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Qatari power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Qatar

Can the Beats Pill be used in Qatar?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Qataris use (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Qatari trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Qatar we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Qatar 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Qatar using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Qatar?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Qatari power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Qatari power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Qatari 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 Qatari power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Qatari power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Qatari power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Qatari power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatar Wiki page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters