How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Barbuda

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbudan power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.If you are staying in Barbuda these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If visiting Barbuda from another region please make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Barbuda

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Barbuda?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Barbudan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Barbuda?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Barbuda.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbudan power outlet

Using type B micro USB connector and a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 Barbudan 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbudan power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Barbudan power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Barbudan 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan 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 Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia web page about Barbuda
  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