Charging a Beats Pill in Cambodia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter, how to recharge a Beats Pill using a Type G power adapter and how to power a Beats Pill using a double pinned Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill in Cambodia using their standard Type G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Cambodia from another country please check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Beats Pill originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Beats Pill is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Cambodian 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Cambodia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Cambodia?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill to a Cambodian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Beats Pill the best travel power adapter for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Cambodians use three different standards of power outlets (G, A and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Cambodian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Cambodia?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Beats Pill with a Cambodian power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 indicator.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Cambodian power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Then 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. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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