Charging the Beats Pill 2 when planning a trip to Thailand

A guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type B USB charger, how to power a Beats Pill 2 using a 2 pin Type A power charger and powering a Beats Pill 2 using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Thai power outlet

When packing for a trip to Thailand it can often be useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Beats Pill 2. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Beats Pill 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to charge your Beats Pill 2 when going to Thailand using the types B, A or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Thai. If you are visiting Thailand from another country make sure your Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

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

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Thailand

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Thailand?

Yes, you can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Thai power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 the best international travel adapter for Thailand is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different types of power outlets (types B, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Thailand and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Thailand.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Thailand.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill 2 in Thailand?

Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Thai power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Thai power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time after a complete charge is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Thai power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 using the Thai power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Thai 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 three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Thai power outlet

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Thai power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 using the Thai power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Thai power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Thai 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 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thailand Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters