Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Antigua

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Antiguan power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Antiguan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Antigua it can be useful to know if you can power your devices when you get there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Antigua you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might not be compatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Antigua using their standard B or A type Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Antiguans will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If travelling to Antigua from a different country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

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 Antigua

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Antigua?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an Antiguan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Antigua?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Antigua?

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

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Antiguan power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Antiguan power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the Antiguan power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan 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 whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from 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 Wikipedia page
  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