How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Colombia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Colombian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Colombian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are visiting Colombia by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini 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. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 Colombia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Colombia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel charger for Colombia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Colombians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Colombia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Colombia.
  • 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 much cheaper 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 a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Colombia?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Colombian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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. Switch on the Colombian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 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. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by 2 slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Colombian 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 B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini 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-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