How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Barbados

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbadian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power charger.

Barbadian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Barbados.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Barbados by using the standard Type B or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Barbadians will typically use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Barbados from a different region please 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 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 Barbados

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Barbados?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Barbadian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Barbados?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Barbados (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at 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 travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbados 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Barbados.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbados.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Barbados?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbadian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Barbadian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbadian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbadian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Barbadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbadian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian 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 Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbadian Wiki page
  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