How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Central African power outlet and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Central African power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic. When going to The Central African Republic these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using their Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different regions. If travelling to The Central African Republic from another country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a Central African destination like Bangui we also suggest referring to the Central African Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Central African 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 Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in The Central African Republic (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in The Central African Republic?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 from the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 Beats Pill 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 C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Central African power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Central African power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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