Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Sierra Leone

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Beats Pill abroad.This page contains a guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Beats Pill when staying in Sierra Leone by using their standard G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Sierra Leone from another country ensure that your Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Sierra Leonean 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 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 updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Sierra Leone

Can you use a Beats Pill in Sierra Leone?

You can use a Beats Pill in Sierra Leone by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Sierra Leone?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Sierra Leoneans use (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sierra Leone.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Sierra Leone?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to recharge your Beats Pill with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to recharge your Beats Pill with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leone Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters