Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Curacao

Instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Curacaon power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Curacao.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Curacao using their standard C, A or B type 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources change depending on which region you travelling to so please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Curacao from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the 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 converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying at a city like Willemstad or Sint Michiel we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Curacao [1] for more information.

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 Curacao

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Curacao?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Curacao (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 types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Curacao and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Curacao.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Curacao.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Curacao?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Curacaon 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Curacaon power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate using the Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - wikipedia entry about Curacao
  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. 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters