Charging the Beats Pill when visiting Oman

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Omani power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type G USB charger and powering a Beats Pill using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Omani power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Beats Pill. Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when staying abroad.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you're travelling to Oman using the Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Omanis. If you are visiting Oman from another country make sure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Muscat or Salalah read the Omani Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Omani 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Oman

Can you use a Beats Pill in Oman?

You can use a Beats Pill in Oman by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Oman?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets that Omanis use (G and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Omani trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible 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 with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Oman?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill with an Omani power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from an Omani 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. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The USB socket 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge your Beats Pill with an Omani power outlet using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill using the Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Omani Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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