Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Guatemala

Using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Guatemalan power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Guatemala.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when you're in Guatemala using the standard B or A type Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Guatemala from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a Guatemalan city such as Guatemala City refer to the Guatemalan Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

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 Guatemala

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Guatemala?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Guatemala.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Guatemala is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guatemalans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guatemala 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Guatemala?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type A power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in 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. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan 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 Guatemalan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Guatemalan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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. Turn on the Guatemalan 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Guatemalan Wikipedia web page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters