How to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Guinea

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power charger, powering a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type K power charger

Guinean power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Guinea. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 when they are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Guinea these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using their F, C or K type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Guinea from another country please ensure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Conakry or Guéckédou we suggest referring to the Guinean Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Guinean 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 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 Guinea

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Guinea.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of wall outlets in Guinea (types F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Guinea. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and 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 Guinea.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in Guinea?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time 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 Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash 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 roughly 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 Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinean 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters