Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Senegal

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type E power adapter, how to power a Beats Pill using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge a Beats Pill using a Type D USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the Beats Pill abroad.If travelling to Senegal these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using their types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Senegal from another country check that the Beats Pill can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Senegalese place such as Dakar please refer to the Senegalese Wikipedia web page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in Senegal

Can you use a Beats Pill in Senegal?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Senegalese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Senegal?

If you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Senegal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Senegalese use four different types of power outlets (D, C, E and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Senegal?

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill using the Senegalese 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power a Beats Pill with a Senegalese power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about between 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

Learn how to power a Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using the Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type K power outlet [11], can be identified by the 3 holes forming an inverted triangle pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

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