Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Cuba

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cuban power outlet using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pinned Type B power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type A power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Type C USB charger

Cuban power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets when you're there. However by not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Cuba using the standard C, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Cubans typically use Type C plug outlets. You'll discover that power is different regionally so we suggest reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If your Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Cuba from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Cuba

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cuba?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Cuban power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cuba?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Cuba is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets in Cuba (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cuba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cuba using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cuba.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cuba?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cuban power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Cuban 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. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains 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 Cuban 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 Cuban power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cuban power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cuban power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Cuban power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power 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. Turn on the Cuban 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cuban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cuban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cuban power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Cuban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cuban 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 Cuban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba - Cuban 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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