How to charge a Beats Pill when planning a trip to Afghanistan

Learn how to power your Beats Pill with an Afghan power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Afghan power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Afghanistan this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your Beats Pill using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Afghanistan from another country check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting an Afghan destination like Kabul or Kandahar we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Afghanistan [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Afghan 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device 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 Afghanistan

Can you use a Beats Pill in Afghanistan?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Afghanistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Afghanistan (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Afghanistan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Afghanistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Afghanistan?

Powering a Beats Pill with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to power your Beats Pill with an Afghan power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Afghan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will flash 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. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Afghan power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with an Afghan power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using an Afghan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity 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 F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia web page about Afghanistan
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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