Charging a Beats Pill from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill from an Ivorian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Ivorian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. When you're planning a trip to Cote d Ivoire these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using their types E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Cote d Ivoire from another country double check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Ivorian power outlet. 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use a Beats Pill in Cote d Ivoire?

You can connect a Beats Pill to an Ivorian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cote d Ivoire?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Cote d Ivoire (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Ivorian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America going to Cote d Ivoire 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cote d Ivoire?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Ivorian power outlet

Learn how to power a Beats Pill from an Ivorian power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill from an Ivorian 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 power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian 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 around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from an Ivorian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill with an Ivorian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill using an Ivorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Ivorian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The USB port 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 playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - Ivorian 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/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