Charging a Beats Pill when visiting Cape Verde

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your Beats Pill when you're visiting Cape Verde using their types F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Cape Verdeans. When visiting Cape Verde from another country check your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Cape Verdean city such as Praia we recommend reading the Cape Verde Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Cape Verdean 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 Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Cape Verde

Can you use a Beats Pill in Cape Verde?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Cape Verde is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Cape Verde (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Cape Verdean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. 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 whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cape Verde 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Cape Verde?

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

A guide showing you how to power your Beats Pill with a Cape Verdean power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill from a Cape Verdean 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Beats Pill with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verde 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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