Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Jamaica

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type A USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Jamaican power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Jamaican power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in staying in Jamaica.When staying in Jamaica the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the B or A type Jamaican 110 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Jamaicans. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Jamaica from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 Jamaica

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Jamaica?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Jamaica.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Jamaica?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Jamaica to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Jamaicans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using 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 more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Jamaican trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jamaica and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jamaica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Jamaica?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type A USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Jamaican 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. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Jamaican power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Jamaican power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Jamaican power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Jamaican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica - wikipedia page about Jamaica
  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