How to charge a Beats Pill when visiting Brunei

Learn how to power a Beats Pill with a Bruneian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB adapter.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Beats Pill in Brunei. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Beats Pill abroad.If you are staying in Brunei these useful instructions show how to power the Beats Pill by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian wall outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Brunei from another region please make sure that your Beats Pill can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a destination like Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait please read the Brunei page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Bruneian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Brunei

Can the Beats Pill be used in Brunei?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Brunei.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Brunei?

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Brunei?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Beats Pill from a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Bruneian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Brunei page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters