How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Venezuela

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Venezuelan power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Venezuela.If you're going to travel to Venezuela these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Venezuela from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate Mini 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. If you intend on visiting a city such as Caracas or Maracaibo refer to the Wikipedia entry about Venezuela [1] for more information on visiting the area.

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 Venezuela

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Venezuela?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Venezuela (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

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 Mini, however for those 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 unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Venezuela.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Venezuela?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB connector 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan 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 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Venezuelan power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots with a semicircular hole below for the slightly 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan 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 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini 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-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