How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Haiti

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Haitian power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type A power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they're staying abroad.When visiting Haiti this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Haitians will normally use Type B plug outlets. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Haiti 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 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

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 Haiti

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Haiti?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Haiti by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Haiti?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Haitians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Haitian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Haiti using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Haiti?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Haitian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Haitian 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger 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 Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cord and a Type B power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Haitian 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. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Haitian power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti - Haiti 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