Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Sao Tome

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Sao Tome power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're visiting abroad.If visiting Sao Tome these instructions show how to supply power to your Beats Pill 2 by using their standard Type F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Sao Tome from another country ensure that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Sao Tome city like São Tomé or Trindade we also suggest reading the Wikipedia web page about Sao Tome [1] for more details.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Sao Tome

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Sao Tome?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Sao Tome by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Sao Tome is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Sao Tomean use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 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 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Sao Tome trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving 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 tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Sao Tome we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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 those also wanting 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Sao Tome using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Sao Tome.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Sao Tome?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Sao Tome power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need 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. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the 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 LED.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome 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 about between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Sao Tome power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Sao Tome power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] 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 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 light.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome 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 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly 7 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 F power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Sao Tome power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Wikipedia web page about Sao Tome
  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, between $5 to $10.
  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, estimated cost around $10.
  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.