Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Antigua

Instructions on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from an Antiguan power outlet with Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate when staying in Antigua.When you are planning a holiday to Antigua this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Jabra Solemate by using their standard B or A type Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Antiguans. When visiting Antigua from another region make sure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating 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 Antigua

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Antigua?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Antigua by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Antigua?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Antiguan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Antigua we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Antigua?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with an Antiguan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Antigua page on Wikipedia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters