How to charge a Beats Pill in The Dominican Republic

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Dominican Republic power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Beats Pill using a Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If you are planning to travel it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use your gadgets when you get there. However, by not knowing which power socket to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to borrow a suitable charger when you're there that might be incompatible. Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Beats Pill abroad.This page has step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power the Beats Pill when you're travelling to The Dominican Republic by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Dominicanse. If the Beats Pill charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Beats Pill in The Dominican Republic

Can the Beats Pill be used in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Dominicanse use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Beats Pill can support 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.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Beats Pill at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose 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 The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic using type B American 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 America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 The Dominican Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Beats Pill in The Dominican Republic?

Charging a Beats Pill from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Beats Pill from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill from the Dominican Republic 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. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 next to the Bluetooth LED.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The USB socket will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a flat battery the charging time is around three and a half hours and the playback time after a complete charge is roughly 7 hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the jack will glow red and it will need charging again soon.
Charging a Beats Pill from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Dominican Republic power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Beats Pill with a Dominican Republic power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill using the Dominican Republic 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 plugging it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other where the twin blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill. The power in port can be found at the back of the speaker next to the Bluetooth light.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The power in port will glow red while charging and glow green when fully charged. From an empty battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the battery life at full capacity is around seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will need charging again soon.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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