How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Bermuda

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bermuda power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Bermuda 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. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are travelling to Bermuda.If you are going to Bermuda the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Bermudians use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 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 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 Bermuda

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Bermuda?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bermudans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bermuda trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bermuda 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 Bermuda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Bermuda?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in 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 Bermuda 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bermuda power outlet

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

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] 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 power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in 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 Bermuda 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - wikipedia page about Bermuda
  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