How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Saint Vincent

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E power plug

St Vincentian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're visiting abroad.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Saint Vincent by using the standard types G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most St Vincentians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. If visiting Saint Vincent from another region please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a St Vincentian place like Kingstown please read the St Vincentian Wikipedia page [1] for more 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 Saint Vincent

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Saint Vincent?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Vincent.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Vincent?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Vincent is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five types of wall outlets that St Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Saint Vincent. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Vincent 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features 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 a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Vincent?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Vincentian 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into 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 St Vincentian 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 St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type E power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Vincentian 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 St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Vincentian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes forming an upside-down triangular shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into 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 St Vincentian 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 K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - St Vincentian Wikipedia page
  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/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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters