How to charge the Beats Pill in Thailand

Instructions showing how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Thai power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger, charging a Beats Pill using a Type B power plug and how to recharge a Beats Pill using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Thai power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Thailand it is useful to know in advance if you can charge any electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Beats Pill abroad.When going to Thailand these useful instructions show powering your Beats Pill using their Type B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Thai will normally use Type B sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Thailand from a different region please make sure the Beats Pill can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Beats Pill came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Thai power outlet. Please 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 connecting Beats Pill 2 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Thailand

Can the Beats Pill be used in Thailand?

You can connect a Beats Pill to a Thai power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Thailand?

If travelling with more than your Beats Pill then the best travel charger for Thailand is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different standards of wall outlets (B, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Beats Pill supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Thailand. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of 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 power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Thailand using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 Thailand.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Thailand?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using a Thai power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Thai 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 after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet

Powering a Beats Pill with a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Thai power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one 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. The power in socket is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Thai 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 after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. After 20% battery life the jack will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Beats Pill with a Thai power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Beats Pill from the Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in jack can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The power in 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 playback time at full power capacity is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the socket will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Thai power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.beatsbydre.com/uk/support/how-to/power-pill - instructions for charging the Beats Pill
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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