Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Mexico

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Mexican power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B USB charger.

Mexican power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and cause damage to your Jabra Solemate Mini. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling to Mexico using the types B or A 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type B power 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 the Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Mexico from a different 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 Mini is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 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 Mexico

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mexico?

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

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

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

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Mexico we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 North America visiting Mexico.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mexico?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mexican power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Mexican power outlet using Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Mexican 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. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mexican power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Type A electrical outlets in Mexico might not be as commonplace but might still used in some hotels.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Mexican 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mexican power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Mexican 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Type B electrical outlets are the most common outlets found in Mexico.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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