Charging your Beats Pill 2 from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter and recharging a Beats Pill 2 using a Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

When packing for a holiday to The Dominican Republic it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible and cause damage to the device. Varying complicated frequencies and region codes can all be confusing 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 The Dominican Republic. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Beats Pill 2 when they're staying in The Dominican Republic.If visiting The Dominican Republic the following useful instructions show how to charge the Beats Pill 2 by using the Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will normally use Type B power outlets. If your Beats Pill 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination such as Santo Domingo refer to the Wikipedia web page about The Dominican Republic [1] for further details on visiting the location.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Dominican Republic 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 any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware update from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats updater tool.

Charging a Beats Pill 2 in The Dominican Republic

Can you use a Beats Pill 2 in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect a Beats Pill 2 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Beats Pill 2 then the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Dominicanse use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Beats Pill 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Beats Pill 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel 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 power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Beats Pill 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 travel charger for a Beats Pill 2 in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Beats Pill 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Beats Pill 2 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power 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 Dominican Republic 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 seven hours. When you have reached 20% battery life the port will turn red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Type B power adapter to recharge your Beats Pill 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet you will 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the power in on a Beats Pill 2. The power in socket can be found at the rear of the speaker next to the Bluetooth indicator.
  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 a flat battery the charging time is about around three to four hours and the battery life at full power capacity is roughly seven hours. After 20% battery life the socket will glow red and it will soon need charging again.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Beats Pill 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - Wikipedia web page about The Dominican Republic
  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, costing between $10 to $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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated cost between $20 to $25.
  9. 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.