Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Aruba

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Aruban power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type B power plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger

Aruban power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Aruba. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Aruba by using their standard types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Aruba from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Aruba

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Aruba?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Aruba?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Aruba to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Arubans use three different standards of power outlets (F, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Aruban trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Aruba?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Aruban power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Aruban 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Aruban power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Aruban power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet (called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 Mini from an Aruban power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Aruban power outlet. The round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Aruban 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruban Wikipedia web page
  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. 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters