Charging a Beats Pill when staying in Sri Lanka

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Sri Lankan power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill using a Type D power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type M power charger

Sri Lankan power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know if you can use all your gadgets such as mobiles or tablets at your hotel. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in Sri Lanka you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill in Sri Lanka. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power the Beats Pill when they are going abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Sri Lanka using their standard Type G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Sri Lankans. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Sri Lanka from another country check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Sri Lankan 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 firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Sri Lanka

Can the Beats Pill be used in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Sri Lanka.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Sri Lanka?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Sri Lankans use three different types of power outlets (G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Sri Lankan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a 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 phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Sri Lanka using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to 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 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 Sri Lanka.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Sri Lanka?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Sri Lankan 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. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one 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 socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 between 3 to 4 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.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a Type M USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one 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 socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 three and a half 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 M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka - Sri Lankan country entry on wikipedia
  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/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