How to charge the Beats Pill 2 when staying in Malaysia

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge a Beats Pill 2 from a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

If organizing to travel to Malaysia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your indispensable electronics like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. But, by not knowing which plug socket is used in Malaysia you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Beats Pill 2 in Malaysia. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 abroad.This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the Beats Pill 2 in Malaysia by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Malaysia from a different country check your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Malaysian power outlet. Please note that this page refers 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 connecting Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Malaysia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Malaysia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Malaysian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Malaysian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Malaysia using type B American 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Malaysia?

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

Learn how to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Malaysian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Malaysian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malaysian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the 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 to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian 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 three to four 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 need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian 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
  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