How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Suriname

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting abroad.If you are staying in Suriname these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their F or C type 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Suriname from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional 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 Suriname

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Suriname?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Surinamers use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) 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.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device 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 space saving versatility 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 smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname using 3 pinned type B US 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Suriname?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet with type B USB cord and a Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then 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 is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia.org page about Suriname
  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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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