Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Aruba

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pin Type A power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Schuko Type F USB plug

Aruban power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Aruba by using their standard F, A or B type Aruban 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Aruba from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer 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 Aruba

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Aruban power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Aruba?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Arubans use three different types of power outlets (F, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Aruba we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Aruba.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Aruba?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Aruban 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 the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Aruban 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using the Aruban 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. First you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Aruban 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruban country page on Wikipedia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters