How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Puerto Rico

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Puerto Rican power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Puerto Rican power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Puerto Rico. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Puerto Rico by using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Puerto Ricans will typically use the Type B plug outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Puerto Rico from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Puerto Rico

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Puerto Rico?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Puerto Rico?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Puerto Rico is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Puerto Rico (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of 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 heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Puerto Rico. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Puerto Rico using 3 pin 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 Puerto Rico.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Puerto Rico?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Puerto Rican power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Puerto Rican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Puerto Rican 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 Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Puerto Rican 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. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Puerto Rican 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Puerto Rican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico - wikipedia entry about Puerto Rico
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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