How to charge your Beats Pill from a power outlet in Haiti

Instructions showing how to charge a Beats Pill with a Haitian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Beats Pill using a Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Haiti 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, without knowing which power socket is being used in Haiti you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Beats Pill when they're going to Haiti.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Beats Pill when you're travelling to Haiti by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Haitians will typically use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the Beats Pill slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Haiti from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Beats Pill is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to the Haitian power outlet. Please note that these instructions refer 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 from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Charging a Beats Pill in Haiti

Can you use a Beats Pill in Haiti?

Yes, you can use a Beats Pill in Haiti.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Haitians use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Beats Pill is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Beats Pill at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power 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 [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill, 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 regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Haiti 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 visiting Haiti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best travel adapter for a Beats Pill in Haiti?

Powering a Beats Pill with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Beats Pill using a Haitian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time after a complete charge is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
Powering a Beats Pill with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Beats Pill from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Beats Pill using the Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The power in port will blink red while charging and turn green when fully charged. From a dead battery the charging time is about three and a half hours and the Beats Pill playback time at full capacity is roughly seven hours. When you have reached 20 percent battery life the port will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Beats Pill from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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