Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in The Grenadines

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type G power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB plug

Grenadines power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting The Grenadines by using their standard G, C, E, I or K type Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets are typically used by most Vincentians. You'll find power supplies vary depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. When travelling to The Grenadines from a different country please make sure your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Port Elizabeth or Charlestown please refer to the The Grenadines Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth 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 The Grenadines

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Grenadines power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in The Grenadines?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel power adapter for The Grenadines is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five standards of plug sockets in The Grenadines (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Grenadines trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Grenadines using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Grenadines.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in The Grenadines?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Grenadines power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadines power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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 located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines 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 Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type K power charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadines power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable 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 Grenadines 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - The Grenadines Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters