Charging a Beats Pill 2 when staying in Haiti

A step by step guide showing how to power your Beats Pill 2 with a Haitian power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill 2 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

If planning to travel it is helpful to know in advance if you can use your vital devices like mobiles and cameras that you'll be bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Haiti you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Beats Pill 2 in Haiti. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Beats Pill 2 when you're in staying in Haiti.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Beats Pill 2 in Haiti by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Haitians will use the Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Haiti from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Beats Pill 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying at a Haitian city like Port-au-Prince refer to the Haitian Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Haitian power outlet. Note that this page refers 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 you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in Haiti

Can the Beats Pill 2 be used in Haiti?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Haiti?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Haitians use two different standards of power outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Haitian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and on hand for charging your Beats Pill 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Haiti using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Beats Pill 2 in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Haitian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Beats Pill 2 from the Haitian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in jack can be found at the back of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth light.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The power in jack will flash red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is around around 3 to 4 hours and the playback time at full capacity is roughly 7 hours. After 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Beats Pill 2 from a Haitian power outlet

Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Beats Pill 2 with a Haitian power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the Beats Pill 2 using a Haitian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Haitian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in port is found at the rear of the speaker to the right of the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Haitian 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 around 3.5 hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is around 7 hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the jack will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill 2 from a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti - Haitian Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill2 - 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 - charging instructions for the Beats Pill 2
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  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, priced between $20 to $25 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).