Charging a Beats Pill in Guinea-Bissau

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Beats Pill when they are staying in Guinea-Bissau.If you are going to Guinea-Bissau the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for wall outlets. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another region check that the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Bissau-Guinean place such as Bissau or GabĂș please read the Guinea-Bissau Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Bissau-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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Beats Pill in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Guinea-Bissau?

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow 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 roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port 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 Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters