Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Burundi

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Burundian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E USB charger.

Burundian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Burundi the following useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Burundi from a different country please check that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Burundian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Burundi

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Burundian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Burundi?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Burundians use (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Burundian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Burundi we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Burundi.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as 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 a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Burundi?

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

Learn how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Burundian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Burundian 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 around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using a Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The round plug supply, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Burundian 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 three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Wikipedia.org web page about Burundi
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  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