Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Benin

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type E power adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when staying in Benin using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Benin from a different country please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that 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 2.0 speakers to the Beninese power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Benin

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Benin?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Beninese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Benin?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel adapter for Benin is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Benin (E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Beninese trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Benin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Benin using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Benin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet you'll need 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 wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow 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. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - Beninese Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).