How to charge the Beats Pill when staying in Chad

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector and a Type E power charger, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type D USB charger

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill in Chad. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Beats Pill when they are travelling abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to power the Beats Pill when travelling to Chad by using the standard types D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Chad from another country please ensure that the Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Chadian power outlet. Please 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Chad

Can the Beats Pill be used in Chad?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Chadian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Chad?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Beats Pill the best travel charger for Chad is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Chad (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Chad or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill in Chad?

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

Using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash 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 Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type F power charger to power your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad country page on wikipedia.org
  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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters