How to charge a Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter, how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type C Europlug power plug and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a two pinned Type E power plug

Congo power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in The Republic of the Congo this page has useful instructions showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 using the standard types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power will vary from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to The Republic of the Congo from a different country make sure the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend on staying in a city such as Kinshasa please read the Wikipedia page about The Republic of the Congo [1] for more details prior to the area.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Congo 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different types of plug sockets (types E, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to The Republic of the Congo or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type C power adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from a Congo 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink 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 battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Beats Pill 2 using a Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill 2 using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Wikipedia page about The Republic of the Congo
  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, 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, between $5 to $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, costs 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 around $10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15.