Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Mexico

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Mexican power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Mexican power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting Mexico by using their standard Type B or A 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets will be used by a majority of Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If your Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Mexico from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another 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 is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to somewhere like Mexico City or Cabo San Lucas we recommend referring to the Visit Mexico Web Site [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 Mexico

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Mexico?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Mexican power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Mexico (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mexico 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Mexico.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Mexico?

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

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Mexican power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Mexican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Type A plug sockets in Mexico aren't as common but might still used in some hotels.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector 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 found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Mexican 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 Mexican 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 Mexican power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type B power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mexican power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin. Type B plug sockets will be the most common sockets found in Mexico.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 Mexican 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 Mexican power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters