Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Congo power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging a Beats Pill using a Type D USB charger and powering a Beats Pill using a two pin Type E power adapter

Congo power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the Beats Pill when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when you are in The Republic of the Congo using the Type E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another region please double check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a Congo city like Kinshasa or Lubumbashi please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The Republic of the Congo [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Congo 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 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 Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Republic of the Congo?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Congolese use (E, C and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Congo power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill from a Congo power outlet you'll need 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 power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Congo power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Congo power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill with a Congo power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from the Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle 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 Congo power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink 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 playback time after a complete charge is around 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 a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Wikipedia.org entry about The Republic of the Congo
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters