How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in America

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate with an American power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

American power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Jabra Solemate in America. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you're going abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to America by using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Americans. You'll discover that most power sockets change regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If your Jabra Solemate doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting America from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in America

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in America?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to an American power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in America?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for America to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in America (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures 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 over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to America. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a flight. 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 phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in America?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an American power outlet

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate with an American power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the American 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an American power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from an American power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using an American 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. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the American power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular 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. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States - America Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters