How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Panama

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Panamanian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type A power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power plug.

Panamanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When travelling to Panama this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Panama from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a Panamanian destination like Panama City we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Panama [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 Panama

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Panama?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Panama is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Panama (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Panama. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Panama using type B American 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Panama.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Panama?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Panamanian 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Panamanian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Panamanian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Panamanian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Panamanian power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Panamanian 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Panamanian 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 Panamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama - wikipedia.org page about Panama
  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