How to charge the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type D USB adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When staying in Sierra Leone this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Beats Pill 2 using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Sierra Leone from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Sierra Leonean power outlet. 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Sierra Leone

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Sierra Leone?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Sierra Leone.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Sierra Leone?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Sierra Leoneans use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Sierra Leone. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sierra Leone and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sierra Leone using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Beats Pill 2 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. The power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around between 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 using a Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need 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 in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean Wikipedia page
  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, 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. 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.