Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Rwanda

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Rwandan power outlet and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a three pin Type J power charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Beats Pill 2 when you are in Rwanda using the J or C type Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Rwanda from a different country please make sure your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a Rwandan city like Kigali or Gitarama we recommend reading the Rwandan Wikipedia page [1] for more information.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Rwandan 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 Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Rwanda

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Rwanda?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Rwanda.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best travel adapter for Rwanda is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Banyarwanda use (J and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to 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 then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, but 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Rwanda.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Rwanda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Rwanda?

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill 2 from the Rwandan 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Rwandan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 socket can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The USB port 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% battery life the socket 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 Rwandan power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Rwandan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type J power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 using the Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type J USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. The hexagon shaped power supply, technically called a Type J power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 jack is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwandan 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, 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, estimated cost 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.