How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Puerto Rico

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Puerto Rican power outlet using Type B micro USB cord and a Type A power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Puerto Rican power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. When you're going to Puerto Rico these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Puerto Ricans. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on 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 another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a destination like San Juan or Ponce we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Puerto Rico [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 Puerto Rico

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Puerto Rico?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Puerto Rico.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Puerto Rico to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Puerto Ricans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to bring a single international 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 Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power 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 who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 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 recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Puerto Rico?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Puerto Rican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Puerto Rican 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 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 Mini from a Puerto Rican power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Puerto Rican 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Puerto Rican power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Puerto Rican 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini 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-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