How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Cape Verde

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Cape Verdean power outlet and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Beats Pill 2 when they're going to Cape Verde.When staying in Cape Verde these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 by using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type F wall outlets will be used by most Cape Verdeans. If travelling to Cape Verde from another country check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Cape Verdean power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Cape Verde

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Cape Verde?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Cape Verde by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Cape Verde?

When you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cape Verdeans use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pin type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Cape Verde?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow 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 Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from the 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verde Wikipedia web 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
  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