Charging a Beats Pill in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to a Beats Pill

Angolan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill abroad.If visiting Angola this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type Angolan plug outlet, the Angolans will use Europlugs for charging. You will find power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Angola from a different country please ensure your Beats Pill can be used with 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 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Angolan power outlet. Please 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 Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Angola

Can you use a Beats Pill in Angola?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to an Angolan power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Beats Pill the best international travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support 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. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in Angola?

Charging a Beats Pill from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Beats Pill with an Angolan power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Angolan 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The USB jack 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 battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - Angola 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters