Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Nicaragua

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Nicaragua.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting Nicaragua using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Nicaragua from another 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 the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer 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 Nicaragua

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Nicaragua?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Nicaraguan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Nicaragua?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Nicaragua is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Nicaragua (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. 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 changing the heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nicaragua 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nicaragua.
  • 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Nicaragua.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Nicaragua?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Nicaraguan 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. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nicaraguan power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Nicaraguan power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nicaraguan power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 Nicaraguan 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 whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - Wikipedia entry about Nicaragua
  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