Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Burkina Faso

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Burkinabe power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Beats Pill 2 when they are visiting Burkina Faso.When you are planning a vacation to Burkina Faso these useful instructions show how to power your Beats Pill 2 by using the Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Burkina Faso from another country double check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Burkinabe power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Burkina Faso

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Burkina Faso?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Burkina Faso.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Burkina Faso?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Burkinabe use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burkina Faso and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burkina Faso.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Burkina Faso?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Burkinabe power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Burkinabe power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burkinabe power outlet. The circular plug supply (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Burkinabe power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Burkinabe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Wikipedia.org entry about Burkina Faso
  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 at under $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, estimated price under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.