Charging a Beats Pill in French Guiana

Instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger, how to power a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type C power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill using a three pinned Type D power charger

French Guianese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you are going to French Guiana.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're in French Guiana using their standard types D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to French Guiana from another country double check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on visiting a French Guianese destination such as Cayenne or Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni please read the wikipedia web page about French Guiana [1] for more indepth details.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the French Guianese power outlet. Please 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 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 French Guiana

Can you use a Beats Pill in French Guiana?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a French Guianese power outlet.

French Guiana

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for French Guiana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. French Guianese use three different standards of plug sockets (types D, C and E) and using a power 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 included plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful 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 French Guiana.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana. [11]
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in French Guiana?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Beats Pill using a French Guianese 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB 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 port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge a Beats Pill using the French Guianese 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one 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 LED.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the French Guianese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector 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. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about French Guiana
  2. Beatsbydre - official Beats Pill support site
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Beatsbydre - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).