How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in French Guiana

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a French Guianese power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type D power adapter, how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E USB adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in French Guiana. When going to French Guiana this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their standard types D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting French Guiana from a different country ensure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a place like Cayenne please refer to the French Guiana Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your French Guianese power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in French Guiana

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in French Guiana?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a French Guianese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in French Guiana?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best travel adapter for French Guiana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. French Guianese use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wishing 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Guiana 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting French Guiana using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 French Guiana.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in French Guiana?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from the French Guianese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Guianese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a French Guianese power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a French Guianese power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a French Guianese power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] 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. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - French Guiana Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters