Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Sri Lanka

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type D USB charger, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pin Type G USB plug and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pinned Type M power charger

Sri Lankan power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Sri Lanka it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Sri Lanka you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This simple guide tells you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when going to Sri Lanka using the standard G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Sri Lankans normally use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Sri Lanka from another country please check the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Sri Lankan power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Sri Lanka

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Sri Lanka?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Sri Lanka?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Sri Lankans use three different standards of power outlets (G, D and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Sri Lankan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sri Lanka and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Sri Lanka?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a 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 into the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 2. 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 around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink 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 roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 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 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type M USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port 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 an empty battery the charging time is about between three to four 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 2 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/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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