Charging the Beats Pill when visiting Cameroon

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Cameroonian power outlet using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill when staying abroad.When you're visiting Cameroon the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill by using their standard E or C type Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Cameroon from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Cameroonian 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 connecting 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 updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Cameroon

Can you use a Beats Pill in Cameroon?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Cameroonian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Cameroon?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Cameroon 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 wall outlets that Cameroonians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Cameroon we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

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, but for those 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Cameroon?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Beats Pill from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Cameroonian 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type E USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Beats Pill using a Cameroonian 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 taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Wikipedia.org web page about Cameroon
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters