Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Principe

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when travelling to Principe using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Principe from another country ensure your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Principe

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Principe?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Prinicipe power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Principe?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Principe is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Principe we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Principe 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Principe.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Principe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 using the Prinicipe 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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 around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 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 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Prinicipe power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The power in jack 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Wikipedia entry about Principe
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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