How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Montserrat

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Montserratian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Montserrat. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Montserrat the following instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate Mini using their B or A type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Montserrat from a different country check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a city such as Brades or Saint Peter's we suggest referring to the Montserratian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

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 Montserrat

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Montserrat?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Montserratian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Montserrat (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Montserrat and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat using 3 pinned 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Montserrat?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Montserratian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Montserratian 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 plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so please check prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into 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. Switch on the Montserratian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Montserratian 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 Montserratian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type B power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Montserratian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Montserratian 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 Montserratian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Montserratian Wikipedia 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