Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a Type G power adapter and powering a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type A power adapter

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you're in staying in Saudi Arabia.If you're visiting Saudi Arabia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using the Type G, A, B or D Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Saudis normally use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different country ensure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend to stay somewhere like Riyadh or Jeddah please refer to the Saudi Arabian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Saudi Arabian 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Saudi Arabia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Saudi Arabia?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Saudi Arabia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill then the best international travel adapter for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Saudi Arabians use four different types of power outlets (G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Saudi Arabia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Type G USB charger to power a Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Saudi Arabian 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB 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 jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Type A USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [7], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the USB mains charger 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [9], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow 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 around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabian Wikipedia web 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters