How to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Gabon

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Gabonese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Beats Pill 2 in Gabon. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Beats Pill 2 when abroad.When travelling to Gabon these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Gabonese wall outlet, with the Gabonese using a Europlug for charging. If travelling to Gabon from another country please make sure 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 110v make sure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Gabonese power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Gabon

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Gabon?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Gabonese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Gabon?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. 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 around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, 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 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Gabon using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Gabon?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Gabonese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Gabonese 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. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink 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 soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon - Gabonese entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).