How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Burundi

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Burundian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Burundi. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the Beats Pill when going to Burundi.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when you're visiting Burundi by using the standard types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Burundi from another region please make sure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Burundian power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Burundi

Can the Beats Pill be used in Burundi?

You can use a Beats Pill in Burundi.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Burundi?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Burundi (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Burundi or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Burundi using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Burundi?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Burundian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill with a Burundian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Burundian 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Burundian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Burundian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Burundian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power your Beats Pill using the Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian Wiki page
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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