How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Haiti

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Haitian power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use your vital electronics when you're there. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when Haiti.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Haiti by using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Haitians. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Haiti from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

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 Haiti

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Haiti?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Haitian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Haiti?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Haiti (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Haiti using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Haiti.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Haitian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Haitian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into 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 on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Haitian 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Haitian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Haitian 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. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Haitian 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 whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti - Haiti country Wiki 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters