Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Nevis

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type G USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB plug

Nevis power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when staying in Nevis using the types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Nevis from another region make sure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 Nevis

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Nevis?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Nevisian use four different types of power outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional 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 for your Nevis trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nevis 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 America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Nevis?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nevis 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in 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 can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nevis 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nevis power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nevis 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 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] 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 outlet. The power outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by the 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Nevis 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Nevis power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nevis 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Wikipedia.org web page about Nevis
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters