Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to The US Virgin Islands

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Virgin Islands power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're staying in The US Virgin Islands.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to The US Virgin Islands using their standard Type B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Jabra Solemate Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else 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 The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The US Virgin Islands?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The US Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Virgin Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The US Virgin Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The US Virgin Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The US Virgin Islands?

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Virgin Islands power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Virgin Islands 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 into the Virgin Islands power outlet. This power outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands 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 during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - Wikipedia.org web page about The US Virgin Islands
  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