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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Trinidad power outlet using type B USB cord with a Type A power charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Trinidad power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini . This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Trinidad.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Trinidad by using the B or A type 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Trinidadians. Power supplies vary regionally so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Trinidad from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter 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 Trinidad

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Trinidad?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Trinidad by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel adapter for Trinidad to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Trinidadians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Trinidad 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Trinidad.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Trinidad?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Trinidad 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Trinidad 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 Trinidad 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 Trinidad power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Trinidad power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Trinidad 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 Trinidad 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Trinidad power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - wikipedia entry about Trinidad
  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