Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Equatorial Guinea

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type E USB plug.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the Beats Pill when you are travelling to Equatorial Guinea using the Type E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from another country make sure that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to an Equatorial Guinean place like Bata read the Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Equatorial Guinean power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 Equatorial Guinea

Can you use a Beats Pill in Equatorial Guinea?

You can use a Beats Pill in Equatorial Guinea by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Equatorial Guinea?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Equatorial Guinea (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Equatorial Guinean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Equatorial Guinea we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Equatorial Guinea 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Equatorial Guinea using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill from the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to use 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around three and a half 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.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean 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. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean 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% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia 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/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