How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Rwanda

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Rwandan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Beats Pill using a Type J power adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country to the first time traveller. If you're staying in Rwanda the following instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill using the standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you in therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Rwanda from another region please check that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a city like Kigali we recommend reading the Rwanda Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Rwandan 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 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 in Rwanda

Can the Beats Pill be used in Rwanda?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Rwanda by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Rwanda?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Rwanda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Rwanda (types J and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Rwanda?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Rwandan power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the Rwandan 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Rwandan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about between three to four hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Rwandan power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type J power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Beats Pill from a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large holes in a flattened triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda Wikipedia web 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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