Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Gabon

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Gabonese power outlet.

Gabonese power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill in Gabon using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Gabonese will use Europlugs for charging. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Gabon from another country please check the Beats Pill can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Gabonese 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Gabon

Can you use a Beats Pill in Gabon?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Gabonese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Gabonese trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Gabon we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gabon and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gabon.
  • 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 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 Gabon.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Gabon?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Gabonese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Gabonese power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using the Gabonese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

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