Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to The Central African Republic

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Central African power outlet and how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Central African power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Beats Pill . This page contains a simple guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when staying in The Central African Republic using the Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting The Central African Republic from another country make sure that the Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt 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 (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Central African 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in The Central African Republic

Can you use a Beats Pill in The Central African Republic?

You can use a Beats Pill in The Central African Republic by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in The Central African Republic?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Central Africans use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Central African trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the 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 The Central African Republic

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Central African Republic using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in The Central African Republic?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Central African power outlet.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill from the Central African 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 light.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill with a Central African power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Central African 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 into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat 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.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic Wikipedia 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/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