Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Chile

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Chilean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Chile using the Type L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type L power outlets will be used by a majority of Chileans. If you are visiting Chile from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 Chile

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Chile?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Chile by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Chile to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Chileans use (types L and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Chilean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chile and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Chile using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a cheaper 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 Chile.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Chile?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chilean power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Chilean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chilean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chilean 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Chilean power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type L power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes called the Type L power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 large adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two types of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Chilean 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 L power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wiki page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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