How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting The British Virgin Islands by using their B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else 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 British Virgin Islands

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to The British Virgin Islands we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The British Virgin Islands?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a British Virgin Islands 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this wall outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the British Virgin Islands 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 British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the British Virgin Islands 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 by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger 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 British Virgin Islands 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - The British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web 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