How to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in Cambodia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter, charging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type G power plug and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their Beats Pill 2 abroad.When going to Cambodia this page has instructions showing how to power the Beats Pill 2 using their Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Cambodia from another region please ensure that the Beats Pill 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Cambodian power outlet. Note that these instructions refer 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats firmware updater.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Cambodia

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Cambodia?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Cambodian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Cambodia?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Cambodians use (types G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 flexible 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 Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Cambodia?

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Beats Pill 2 using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit. Please note that power cables with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow 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 battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 from the Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The USB port will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodian 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. 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