How to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Cameroon

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E power charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their Beats Pill 2 when going to Cameroon.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Cameroon by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Cameroon from another region check your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Cameroonian power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Cameroon

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Cameroon?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Cameroon by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel adapter for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cameroonians use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Cameroon. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 North America going to Cameroon.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Cameroon?

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

Using USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (known as the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro 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 socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - wikipedia entry about Cameroon
  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