Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to The Bahamas

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Bahamas power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when travelling to The Bahamas by using their standard B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Bahamians will normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If the Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying somewhere like Nassau read the Bahamas country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in The Bahamas

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Bahamas power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Bahamas?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bahamians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Bahamas 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Bahamas?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Bahamas power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using the Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the two slots where the twin blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Bahamas country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. 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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters