How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Peru

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Peruvian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug USB adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their Jabra Solemate when they are visiting Peru.This useful guide shows how to power the Jabra Solemate when going to Peru by using the C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type C plug outlets are used by most Peruvians. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Peru from a different country check that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating 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 Peru

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Peru?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Peruvian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Peru?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Peruvians use (types C, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Peru. Because you are only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Peru?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Peruvian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  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. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Peruvian power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Peruvian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Peruvian 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 by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the power 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. Switch on the Peruvian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peru Wikipedia page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters