How to charge the Beats Pill from a power outlet in Principe

Learn how to power your Beats Pill from a Prinicipe power outlet with Type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Varying different 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 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 in Principe. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Beats Pill when abroad.When going to Principe the following instructions show charging your Beats Pill using the standard types F or C Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Principe from another country please check that your Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Beats Pill is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Prinicipe power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill in Principe

Can the Beats Pill be used in Principe?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Prinicipe power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Principe?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Principe is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging 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 charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Principe. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. 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 and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however 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 Principe using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Principe.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Principe?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill from the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Prinicipe power outlet. The power supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised 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 power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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 about three and a half hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 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 from a Prinicipe power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Prinicipe power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill using a Prinicipe 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. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The USB jack 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 battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Prinicipe Wiki page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters