Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're visiting abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to The Dominican Republic using the standard Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Dominicanse. You will find power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Dominican Republic from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying at a city like Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros we also suggest reading the The Dominican Republic page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

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 Dominican Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Dominican Republic?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Dominicanse use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Dominican Republic trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dominican Republic 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Dominican Republic 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Dominican Republic 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - The Dominican Republic page on Wikipedia
  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