How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 when visiting Guinea-Bissau by using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Guinea-Bissau from another region please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a destination like Bissau refer to the wikipedia.org page about Guinea-Bissau [1] for further details prior to the area.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. Please note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Guinea-Bissau

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Guinea-Bissau?

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea-Bissau using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - wikipedia.org page about Guinea-Bissau
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15.
  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, under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.