Charging your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Malaysia

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Beats Pill with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Malaysia the following instructions show how to power your Beats Pill by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Malaysians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Malaysia from another region please check the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Beats Pill was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Beats Pill is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a city like Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru we recommend referring to the Malaysian Wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Malaysian 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 anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Malaysia

Can you use a Beats Pill in Malaysia?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Beats Pill then the best international travel adapter for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malaysia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best power adapter for a Beats Pill in Malaysia?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter to power your Beats Pill with a Malaysian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Beats Pill from the 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. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack is found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about 3.5 hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian Wikipedia 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters