Charging the Beats Pill when planning a trip to Singapore

Instructions showing you how to power a Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Type G power adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Beats Pill using a Type M USB plug

Singapore power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in 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 throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Beats Pill . If you're travelling to Singapore these useful instructions show powering the Beats Pill by using their standard G, C or M type Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Singaporeans. When visiting Singapore from a different country please double check the Beats Pill can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Beats Pill 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 transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Singapore 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 you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Singapore

Can you use a Beats Pill in Singapore?

You can use a Beats Pill in Singapore by using a power adaptor.

Singapore

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Singapore?

If you are travelling with more than your Beats Pill or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different types of wall outlets (types G, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power adapters. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back 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 power outlet.

For those travelling to Singapore we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, 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 when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Singapore using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Beats Pill in Singapore?

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using the Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern. The most frequently used outlets in Singapore are Type G plug sockets.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around between three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Beats Pill with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To charge a Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Singapore power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins. Type C electrical outlets in Singapore might not be as commonplace.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink 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 jack will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Singapore power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Beats Pill using the Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern. Be aware that Type M electrical sockets aren't as common in Singapore.
  3. Connect 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. The power in jack is found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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 roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Beatsbydre - official Beats Pill support site
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Beatsbydre - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).