Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Honduras

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Honduran power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Honduran power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices like cell phones or tablets when you get there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Honduras you could pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Jabra Solemate. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when staying abroad.When you're visiting Honduras the following useful instructions show how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using their standard B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B plug outlets will be normally used by most Hondurans. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Honduras from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your 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 power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Tegucigalpa read the Wikipedia.org web page about Honduras [1] for further 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 Honduras

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Honduras?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Honduras by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Honduras?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Catrachos use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins 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 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with 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. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Honduras we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras using 3 pin type B 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Honduras?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Honduran power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Honduran power outlet you'll need to buy 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 wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Honduran 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 Honduran 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 Honduran power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Honduran power outlet you'll need to buy 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 power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect 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. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Honduran 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Wikipedia.org web page about Honduras
  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