How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Colombia

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power plug.

Colombian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Colombia. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling to Colombia by using the standard types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Colombia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 Colombia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Colombia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Colombia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Colombians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Colombia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Colombia?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Colombian 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Colombian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Colombian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Colombian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian 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 Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Wikipedia entry about Colombia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters