Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Ghana

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB adapter and how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Ghana the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 by using their types G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Ghana from a different region please check the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Ghanaian power outlet. 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Ghana

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Ghana?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Ghanaian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Ghana?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel charger for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ghanaians use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Ghanaian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Ghana.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Ghana.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Ghana?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 using the Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  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 port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity 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 Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Ghanaian power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Ghanaian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow 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 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana entry on wikipedia
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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. 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.