Charging the Beats Pill 2 when visiting Chad

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Europlug Type C USB plug and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. If travelling to Chad this page has useful instructions showing charging the Beats Pill 2 by using their Type D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Chad from a different region please double check the Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Chadian city like N'Djamena or Moundou read the Chad Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Chadian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Chad

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Chad?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Chadian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Chad?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Chad is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Chadian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Chad?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your Beats Pill 2 using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use 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 Chadian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 using the Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  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 2. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 E power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Chadian power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type F USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad Wikipedia page
  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, 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, costing under $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.