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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type A power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Venezuelan power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to help prepare people wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Venezuela.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate in Venezuela using their types B or A Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power supplies differ regionally so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Venezuela from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a city like Caracas please refer to the wikipedia entry about Venezuela [1] for more details prior to the area.

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 Venezuela

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Venezuela?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Venezuela by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Venezuelans use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Venezuela and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Venezuela.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Venezuela?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type A power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to buy 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 power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  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. Switch on the Venezuelan 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 Venezuelan power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Venezuelan power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Venezuelan 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela - wikipedia entry about Venezuela
  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