How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Curacao

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Curacaon power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Type A USB plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type C Europlug USB charger

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Curacao using their types C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Curacao from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 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. If you intend to visit a Curacaon city such as Willemstad we recommend reading the Curacao Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location.

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 Curacao

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Curacao?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Curacao by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Curacao?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Curacaoans use three different standards of power outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Curacaon trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Curacao.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Curacao?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Curacaon power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Curacaon 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Curacaon power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Curacaon power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Curacaon 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 Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 - Curacao 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