How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Tobago

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Tobagonian power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When you're going to Tobago the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard types B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Tobagonians. You'll discover that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Tobago 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) either 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 indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional 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 Tobago

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tobago?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tobago.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tobago?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tobagonians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Tobago. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the 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 sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently 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 for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago 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 Tobago.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Tobago.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tobago?

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

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

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tobagonian 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 Tobagonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one 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 Tobagonian 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 Tobagonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tobagonian power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Tobagonian 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. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, 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 USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Tobagonian 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 charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobagonian entry on Wikipedia
  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