Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Guinea

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type K USB charger, recharging a Beats Pill using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger

Guinean power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to supply power to the Beats Pill in Guinea using the standard Type F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Guinea from another region please double check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Beats Pill is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Guinean place such as Conakry read the Guinea Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Guinean power outlet. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Guinea

Can you use a Beats Pill in Guinea?

You can use a Beats Pill in Guinea by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best international travel adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Guineans use three different types of power outlets (F, C and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and 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 a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Guinea?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Guinean 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink 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. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type K USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill using the Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [9], looks like 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Guinean 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 three and a half 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 K power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters