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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guamanian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Guam.If you're planning a vacation to Guam this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Guam from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a city such as Tamuning please read the Guam country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location.

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 Guam

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guam?

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

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guam?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Guam is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guamanians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter 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 Guam

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guam 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Guam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guam.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guam?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Guamanian 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. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guamanian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guamanian power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guamanian power outlet you will need 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 power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Guamanian 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Guam country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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