How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Macau

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter, recharging a Beats Pill using a Type G power plug and how to charge a Beats Pill using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug

Macanese power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Beats Pill in Macau. This page was specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Beats Pill when going abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to charge the Beats Pill when going to Macau by using their G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are typically used by a majority of Macanese. If visiting Macau from a different country check that the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Macanese power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Macau

Can the Beats Pill be used in Macau?

You can use a Beats Pill in Macau by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill then the best international travel charger for Macau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Macanese use four different types of plug sockets (types G, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macau and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Macau 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Macau.
What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill in Macau?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type G power charger to recharge a Beats Pill with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To power the Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet you will need 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 wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Beats Pill from the 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [7], can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Beats Pill with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Beats Pill with a Macanese power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill using the Macanese power outlet you'll need to use 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 in the Macanese power outlet. This round plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full power capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge a Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type M USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The power in socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around 3 to 4 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Beats Pill from a Macanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - Macau Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - 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 - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  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