How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Sao Tome

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Sao Tome power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Beats Pill when they're staying abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when travelling to Sao Tome by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Sao Tome from a different region check your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Sao Tome 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Sao Tome

Can the Beats Pill be used in Sao Tome?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Sao Tome power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Sao Tome is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Sao Tomean use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sao Tome.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Sao Tome?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Sao Tome power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power your Beats Pill from the Sao Tome 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB 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 port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome 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 three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 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 Sao Tome power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Sao Tome power outlet with Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill using a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome 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 three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Sao Tome 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 - Sao Tome Wikipedia web 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/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