Charging the Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Macau

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type G power adapter and how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Macanese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Macau this page has instructions showing you charging the Beats Pill 2 by using the types G, D, F or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Macanese. When travelling to Macau from a different country please check that your Beats Pill 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Macanese power outlet. 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 Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool for Beats.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Macau

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Macau?

You can use a Beats Pill 2 in Macau.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Macau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four standards of wall outlets that Macanese use (G, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Macau we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Macau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Macau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Macau?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 indicator.
  4. Turn on the Macanese 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 around 3.5 hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Macanese power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Macanese 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 around three to four hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow 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 playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type M power adapter to power a Beats Pill 2 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 using the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the Macanese power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type M power outlet [11]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - wikipedia entry about Macau
  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
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  12. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters