How to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Cote d Ivoire

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Ivorian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 when abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting Cote d Ivoire by using the standard types E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Cote d Ivoire from a different region please ensure the Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Beats Pill 2 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 overloading when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ivorian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to an Ivorian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Cote d Ivoire to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Cote d Ivoire (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

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, however for visitors 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 counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cote d Ivoire.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using an Ivorian 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Ivorian 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 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This round power outlet (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 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 soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from an Ivorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - wikipedia.org entry about Cote d Ivoire
  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/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