Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in The Bahamas

A guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bahamas power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type A power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When you are travelling to The Bahamas these instructions show charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using the B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bahamians will normally use Type B power outlets. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If your Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Bahamas from another region 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 either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Bahamas

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Bahamas power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bahamians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Bahamas trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a flight. Due to their 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 tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors 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 travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bahamas power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bahamas power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bahamas power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bahamas power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters