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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Singapore power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to charge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Beats Pill 2 using a Type C Europlug USB adapter

Singapore power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Singapore it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge your important devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive at your hotel. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Singapore you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. If travelling to Singapore these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill 2 using their standard types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Singaporeans. If travelling to Singapore from another country please make sure that your Beats Pill 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Beats Pill 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Singapore or Sentosa we also recommend reading the Visit Singapore [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to your Singapore power outlet. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, 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 Singapore

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in Singapore?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill 2 in Singapore.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for Singapore is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Singaporeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Singapore?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Beats Pill 2 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill 2 from the Singapore 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. The most frequently found outlets in Singapore are Type G electrical sockets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The USB port will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is around around three to four hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is around 7 hours. After 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Singapore power outlet with USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Beats Pill 2 from the Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [7]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other. Type C power outlets in Singapore are less common.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will blink red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty 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 jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Singapore power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter to charge a Beats Pill 2 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 using a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. These sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The USB jack will glow red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. http://www.visitsingapore.com/en/ - Visit Singapore
  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, priced under $15.
  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, priced between $5 to $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.