Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in The Cayman Islands

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type A power adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power charger.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when staying in The Cayman Islands using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Caymanians. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Jabra Solemate 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. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like George Town or West Bay read the wikipedia entry about The Cayman Islands [1] for more indepth details.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman 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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cayman Islands 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 The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type A USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need 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 in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cayman Islands power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - wikipedia entry about The Cayman Islands
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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