How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Belize

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type G USB plug and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type A USB plug

Belizean power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.If you are going to Belize the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Belize from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually 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 Belize

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Belize?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belize.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belize?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Belizeans use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Belizean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Belize we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belize.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type A power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Belizean 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 Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 Belizean 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 during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - Wikipedia.org entry about Belize
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters